2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Apr 2005 14:49:15 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Hill Air Force Base (UT) cancer study
Utah Wrapping Up Cancer Study Implicating HAFB

Associated Press
April 10, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The state Office of Epidemiology is finishing a
study of the incidence of cancer among residents of towns surrounding
Hill Air Force Base. 

At least 12 plumes of contaminated groundwater can be traced back to the
base and could be contributing to elevated rates of cancer. The study is
looking at cancer rates from 1973 to 2001 in Roy, Riverdale, South
Weber, Clearfield, Layton, Sunset and Clinton. 

The study is the second done on the issue of whether contamination from
Hill Air Force Base has affected cancer rates in surrounding
communities. In 2003, the same office did a study on 1973-1999 cancer
rates in Sunset and Clinton, but the results were inconclusive. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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