|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||28 Jun 2006 23:30:05 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "Toxic Triangle" at Kelly Air Force Base (TX)|
By Gilbert Garcia San Antonio Current (TX) June 28, 2006
For ailing residents of Kelly's toxic triangle, answers are hard to come by
Victor San Miguel stands on the porch of his dilapidated white-frame house on Hollenbeck Avenue and points across the street. Without taking a step off his property, San Miguel provides a quick tour of his neighborhood, but it's a grim tour, like a slow walk through a cemetery.
"The woman in that house has leukemia," he says matter of factly. "The one next to her has breast cancer, and another one over there has leukemia."
San Miguel, a 60-year-old retired wrecker-driver, has lived on Hollenbeck for 27 years. Three years ago, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and his wife also suffers thyroid problems. He walks slowly and speaks in a hoarse murmur, and his right eyelid is almost perpetually shut. But his tattooed arms are muscular and he maintains an aura of toughness, albeit a fragile toughness.
For the entire article, see http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16854688&BRD=2318&PAG=461&dept_id=484045&rfi=6
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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