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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:54 PM

 

Cancer map may show enormous St. Louis cluster

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) – There are radioactive secrets beneath the banks and waters of a north St. Louis County creek that may be linked to a staggering number of cancers, illnesses and birth defects. In four square miles, there are three reported cases of conjoined twins and cancer rates that one data expert says is statistically impossible.

About two years ago, Janell Wright and several of her class of ’88 McCluer North High School friends started wondering why so many of their peers were battling cancer.

“Where it got to be suspicious is when we had two friends diagnosed within a couple of months of each other with appendix cancer. And both people were told that is a one in a million cancer,” said Wright.

Wright, an accountant and former auditor, started collecting data from her classmates. Soon, peers from neighboring schools reached out too.

“On Facebook, it just took off like wildfire. People started reporting their cancers and auto immune diseases,” Wright said.

At first she found 30 cases. Within two months, she had data on 200 cases. Now, her maps have more than 700 cases in four square miles, including:

62 brain cancer cases
27 leukemia cases
26 lung cancer cases
24 multiple sclerosis cases
15 lymphoma cases
10 pancreatic cancer cases
3 conjoined twins


http://cancerkick.com/2013/02/01/cancer-map-may-show-enormous-st-louis-cluster/

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DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 OP
ananda Feb 2013 #1
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 #2
dkf Feb 2013 #3
DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav Feb 2013 #4
dkf Feb 2013 #7
LiberalEsto Feb 2013 #5
think Feb 2013 #6
davidn3600 Feb 2013 #10
Berlum Feb 2013 #8
MadHound Feb 2013 #9

Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 12:55 PM

1. This could be affecting people's brains too.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:01 PM

2. I don't live in St. Louis

 

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:01 PM

3. OMG these poor people.

 

Connected by Facebook, high school, and illness, the classmates made a startling discovery. The creek where they played as children carried a secret.

In the 1940s, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in downtown St. Louis purified thousands of tons of uranium to make the first atomic bombs. But the process also generated enormous amounts of radioactive waste. Sighting national security, the government quietly ordered the material moved to north St. Louis County in 1947.

Twenty-one acres of airport land became a dumping site where a toxic mixture of uranium, thorium, and radium sat uncovered or in barrels. In the 1960s, government documents noted contents from the rusting barrels were seeping into nearby Coldwater Creek. And by the 1990s, the government confirmed unsafe levels of radioactive materials in the water.

http://cancerkick.com/2013/02/01/cancer-map-may-show-enormous-st-louis-cluster/

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. Thanks for adding this :)

 

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:06 PM

7. Thanks for posting the story.

 

We need to help these people. It is a travesty.

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:04 PM

5. What a nightmare

If we couldn't rely on the government to safely take care of nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project, why should we trust the safety claims made by nuclear plant operators today?

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:05 PM

6. Will any govt agencies look into this or will they bury their heads in sand?

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Response to think (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:01 PM

10. Not if the government is involved which many believe they are

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:16 PM

8. Monsanto is headquartered in St. Louis

no doubt just an, um, coincidence. Could not possibly be any connection, could there?

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Response to DogPawsBiscuitsNGrav (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:17 PM

9. There is an easy answer to this question.

 

First, the Army conducted Cold War era tests, including radioactive ones during the fifties and sixties.
http://apnews.excite.com/article/20121003/DA1MBJK82.html

Second, there is a currently a company in St. Louis(no, I'm not going to name it for legal reasons, it is not hard to find out) that makes radioactive isotopes for medical use. This company is notorious within the industry for violating waste disposal laws, was handling laws, etc., to the point where this company actually has an annual budget for paying off fines.

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