EPA Assessing Possible Cancer Cluster In Oregon

February 28, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting in Salem, Ore. to update the public on a preliminary assessment of four sites in west Salem connected to five cases of rare bone cancer.

The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting in Salem, Ore. to update the public on a preliminary assessment of four sites in west Salem connected to five cases of rare bone cancer.

The four are West Salem High School, Walker Middle School, a park and a ball field.

KATU reported health officials told 65 people at the meeting the five cases do not constitute a statistically higher rate of cancer for the area.

After the preliminary assessment the EPA will decide whether to sample the soil, water and air for contaminants that could cause any illness.

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