Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cluster of Poolesville Maryland Women Diagnosed With Cancer

January 7, 2009 - Kelly is one of five women, including her next-door neighbor, living on Hempstone Avenue to get cancer. Now, residents are saying it seems to be too much of a coincidence.

"The people that we've seen and heard of, especially I've talked to my neighbors, have been mostly women, in their late 30s and early 40s, to have gotten cancers," Fred Kelly said.

The Kellys suspect the water in their town may be the culprit. Almost all of Poolesville, a community of 5,000, relies on town wells.

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1 comment:

People Investigating Toxic Sites said...

It's possible that residents on Hempstone Avenue are being exposed to carcinogenic chemicals from a nearby dump. Hempstone Avenue dead-ends at LM Stevens Park. Many parks across the country have been developed on top of closed dumps that contain carcinogenic chemicals. A sewage disposal pond is located behind the park. Sewage disposal ponds are often adjacent to closed dumps.
Historical research needs to be done now to determine if there is a dump beneath LM Stevens Park.