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Mystery Cancer Cluster Hits Illinois Community as a Result of Corporate Groundwater Contamination with Chemical Waste

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/brain.cancer.cluster.2.888114.html
In a community of about 1,000 people, 14 residents have developed brain cancer. Nationally the rate is roughly seven out of 100,000. Coincidence? Attorney Aaron Freiwald says “absolutely not.” He represents the McCollum Lake Village residents in their lawsuits against multi-billion dollar chemical company Rohm and Haas. Rohm and Hass has had a plant there since 1963. It makes specialty chemicals that are used in a variety of industries – from plastics to pesticides. And it has 140 different facilities in 27 countries. “These people who lived in McCollum Lake did not know what was going on just a mile or so away. They didn’t know. They didn’t know until people were found to have brain cancer in these really striking numbers,” Freiwald said. The company admits that for 20 years ending in 1979, it dumped toxic chemical waste in an eight-acre pit on its property. The goundwater beneath the plant is polluted with gallons of chemicals – some are known human carcinogens. In May, the county tested only 14 of the water wells around McCullom Lake Village and found no contamination.
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December 19, 2008 - Posted by | New World Order "Environmentalism"

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