|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 3 Aug 2010 08:32:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs, GLOBAL: Lawsuit at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier (QUE)|
Cancer report challenged in $1.3B Quebec lawsuit BY KEVIN DOUGHERTY MONTREAL GAZETTE (QUE) AUGUST 2, 2010QUEBEC - In a blow to residents of a small Quebec community, provincial public health officials are disputing a study linking high cancer rates in the town to a toxic substance once used at the nearby Canadian Forces Base Valcartier.
In 2007, residents of Shannon, Que., population about 4,000, won the right to seek damages, estimated as high as $1.3 billion, in a class-action suit against General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems Canada Inc. and the Department of National Defence.
But a review by the Institut national de sants publique du Quebec of a 2009 study linking higher rates of cancer in Shannon, north of Quebec City, to trichloroethylene (TCE) in its drinking water says the evidence does not support that conclusion.
... For the entire article, see http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/Cancer+report+challenged+Quebec+lawsuit/3351521/story.html -- 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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