January 19, 2009 - While the Navy has tested water in many houses in the Naples area, hundreds of residents remain uncertain of risks posed by their current homes and the homes they’ve recently moved out of after the Navy considered them off-limits for leasing due to possible water contamination.
The Navy began assessing health risks in the city and surrounding areas last February, following decades of illegal trash burning, dumping of toxic waste, garbage collection strikes and numerous reports on rising cancer rates and respiratory problems.
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