|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:25:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, COMMUNITIES: Former Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX|
South Side residents want concerns about old base heard By Jeremy Roebuck San Antonio Express-News (TX) July 13, 2013When doctors diagnosed Victor San Miguel with thyroid cancer 11 years ago, he didn't have to look far to find others who understood what he was facing.
Of the 13 houses on his block of Hollenbeck Avenue - feet from the site of the former Kelly AFB - 11 other residents have either been diagnosed or died from cancer-related disease, the 67-year-old said.
Sixteen years after the Air Force first acknowledged it routinely dumped toxic chemicals at the site and a subsequent $330 million government cleanup effort, San Miguel and his neighbors say they have been left to deal with their poor health on their own and worry about the pollution they fear still remains.
They rallied Saturday outside the gates of Port San Antonio, on the site of the former base, to demand stronger government monitoring of cleanup efforts and protest the disbanding earlier this year of the advisory board charged with overseeing the process.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/South-Side-neighbors- fear-contamination-risk-from-4663720.php
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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