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March 30, 2006

A 'Toxic Triangle' Of Cancer

Topics: Health Issues

Incredibly, on nearly every block surrounding the former Kelly Air Force Base, small purple crosses sprout from front lawns, marking the homes where cancer has struck. The residents call their neighborhood the "toxic triangle," alleging that the Air Force poisoned it with an industrial solvent, trichloroethylene, or TCE. It was casually dumped at the base for decades and spread for miles through a shallow aquifer under 22,000 nearby houses.

It's past time for the scientists representing major polluters to act responsibly, for a change, and work to both recognize and rectify this tragedy, and what's behind it - toxic pollution by the Defense Department.

Calling it a "complex issue" doesn't pass muster - and casting the issue in a cloud of confusion is killing people.

Posted by Richard at March 30, 2006 11:50 AM

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