2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:44:25 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: New Johns Hopkins study in Spring Valley (DC)
Spring Valley residents still harbor health concerns, despite new Hopkins study

By Sylvia Carignan
Washington Post
December 7, 2011

Janet Bohlen inspects a faded 1918 photo of a dozen Army soldiers standing shoulder-deep in rugged trenches....

The Bohlens have lived in the Spring Valley section of Northwest Washington for 52 years, raising three children and now settling into retirement. Over the past two decades, the Army Corps of Engineers has excavated pockets of their wealthy, tree-lined neighborhood, which was built over the Army's World War I chemical warfare testing grounds, to analyze possible contamination.

Now, Johns Hopkins University is about to embark on yet another health study in this neighborhood. The Bohlens are typical of families there who still wonder whether certain cancers and other serious health problems have been caused by the presence of buried toxic chemicals.


For the entire article, see
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/spring-valley-residents-still- harbor-health-concerns-despite-new-hopkins-study/2011/12/07/ gIQA3uuDoO_story.html


Lenny Siegel
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