|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:26:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: ATSDR rescinds Camp Lejeune (NC) findings|
US can't vouch for cancer assurances to Marines By RITA BEAMISH Associated Press April 28, 2009In an about-face, the government Tuesday disavowed a 12-year-old federal report that found little or no cancer risk for adults who lived on a Marine base where drinking water was contaminated for three decades.
Up to 1 million people could have been exposed to toxins that seeped from a neighboring dry cleaner and industrial activity at Camp Lejeune, N.C., federal officials say. Now, a report that minimized the cancer threat for adults has been discredited.
"We can no longer stand behind the accuracy of the information in that document," William Cibulas, director of health assessment for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, said at a meeting in Atlanta. "We know too much now."
.... For the entire article, see http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gi6vC0bTdsy2zafKiX4WfKrQO0JQD97ROOT00 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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