2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:01:07 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, CONTRACTORS: Pratt & Whitney neighbors, Palm Beach County (FL)
Silent killer has residents on edge

By Westside Gazette (FL)
August 12, 2009

During the course of the past few months an unusual number of brain tumors and cancers have surfaced among residents living in the sprawling, rural community of 55,000 in north-western Palm Beach County known as the Acreage; home to many whites, as well as a size-able population of African Americans and Islanders including, Jamaicans, Trinidadians and Bahamians. Over time, people began to suspect something very sinister was at play. However, it was only after a great deal of probing that this diverse body of residents, working together, was able to connect the dots. What they found quickly became a wake-up call for the entire western community of Palm Beach County.


Tina Johnson has her own theories, pointing out that Pratt & Whitney, the jet engine manufacturing plant located in northwestern Palm Beach County, was responsible for chemical contaminants seeping into the soil from solid waste cans left on the property.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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