2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:27:56 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Tour around Ft. Detrick's Area B (MD)
Tour maps contamination

By Megan Eckstein
Frederick News-Post (MD)
September 3, 2010

Bill and Ed Krantz know the history of the Kemp Lane and Shookstown Road area better than almost anyone. They've farmed the land, they've raised cattle on most of the fields, and for decades they've watched generations of neighbors grow up and move out.

So when the Kristen Renee Foundation hosted a tour of the land surrounding Fort Detrick's Area B in that part of Frederick, the Krantz brothers jumped at the opportunity to point out locations where they had seen questionable Army activity and where neighbors who died of cancer had lived.

Driving in a 15-seat van down Shookstown Road, Bill Krantz pointed to almost every house on both sides of the road: "That family died of cancer," he said, over and over again. "All these people have died of cancer, all of them," he said at Shookstown and Old Receiver roads.

The tour stopped along Shookstown, just past Waverley Drive, where the Krantz brothers grew up. The foundation of their old home sits on one side of the road, and their aunt's old house sits across the street. There, Bill, 76, and Ed, 70, spoke about the Army spraying chemicals from towers and balloons at Area B, as well as Army helicopters dropping what it said was harmless shreds of paper onto fields. The two men said they had conflicting views of Fort Detrick as a neighbor.


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Lenny Siegel
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