2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 5 Jul 2005 20:04:04 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Cape Cod (MA) cancer study
Child cancer rate reviewed

Cape Cod Times
July 4, 2005

It will be at least six more months before the state health department
reports on its investigation into whether there are higher than average
childhood cancer rates in Sandwich.

Assistant DPH commissioner Suzanne Condon said it will take months to
sort through the cancer cases and compare them with rates in the rest of
Cape Cod and the state.

"We will basically determine where the children (with cancer) live in
relation to each other and areas of environmental concern, and we will
also be looking at the time of diagnosis and any pattern that might
suggest exposure during a certain time that might be important," she said.

Condon declined to be specific about what environmental concerns she was
talking about.

The Massachusetts Military Reservation, which is sprawled across four
towns , including Sandwich, is a federal Superfund site, due to
groundwater contamination from military-related pollutants. Upper Cape
residents have also fretted for years about the presence of the Mirant
Canal power plant, and the military's PAVE PAWS radar station, which
detects any infringement into U.S. air space. The Mirant plant is in
Sandwich. PAVE PAWS is in Sagamore, near the Sandwich line. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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