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Cancer Cluster Lawsuits Have Been Filed

WPTV

New test results have been unveiled in connection with the reported cancer cluster in the Acreage.

Attorney Jack Scarola claims the groundwater near some cancer victims is contaminated. It's an area that was designated as a pediatric cancer cluster more than three years ago.

Scarola now wants the Health Department to do more testing after he claims his independent tests results in June found radioactive material at ten of the eleven sites tested in the cancer cluster area.

The attorney filed five new lawsuits claiming Pratt and Whitney and Palm Beach Aggregates are responsible for the radioactive contamination. He says the material is a prime cancer causing agent.  Scarola wants the companies to allow him to test the soil and water on their properties to find a direct cause. So far, that hasn't happened.

In the meantime, Scarola said all residents in The Acreage should have their water filters up to date and checked regularly.

 

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