Palm Beach Post – Erin Brockovich on cancer cluster: I’m here to advocate for full disclosure – environmental links to brain cancer cases in The Acreage

MITRA MALEK – The Palm Beach Post
Oct. 08, 2009

Environmental crusader Erin Brockovich plans to speak at a news conference Thursday before a meeting she is hosting to discuss a state Department of Health investigation of a suspected cancer cluster in The Acreage.

Brockovich, best known for the Oscar-winning movie about her crusade against toxic water pollution in California, plans to speak to the press at 5:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. A 7 p.m. “town hall” meeting follows.

President of California-based Brockovich Research & Consulting, Brockovich works with Weitz & Luxenberg, a New York City law firm that has been investigating environmental links to brain cancer cases in The Acreage.

“I don’t have all the answers, but I am driven to ask the important questions,” Brockovich said in a prepared statement. “I am here to advocate for full disclosure — to get the information out there for the communities that are impacted by corporate dumping and other acts of negligence.”

The law firm’s work is separate from that of the state health department, which in May began an investigation of the suspected cancer cluster.

State health officials in August said that cancer levels in the community could be elevated but noted that outdated population figures might have skewed findings. The Health Department has launched a second phase of study to more accurately address cancer rates and interview families of children with brain tumors or brain cancer.

Weitz & Luxenberg earlier this week said Geiger counters revealed elevated levels of radiation at 10 homes of Acreage families with brain tumors or brain cancer. The law firm hopes to have in hand lab reports analyzing the cause of the radiation by Thursday’s meeting.

The state Department of Environmental Protection last week released data on 50 private wells it randomly tested in The Acreage and declared that drinking water in the community generally met Florida health standards. But four wells didn’t meet drinking water standards because of elevated levels of radium or alpha particles, a measure of radiation.

Weitz & Luxenberg met with the community on Aug. 24 at Seminole Ridge High School and is returning Thursday to update residents on its work and discuss the state’s findings.

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3 Responses to Palm Beach Post – Erin Brockovich on cancer cluster: I’m here to advocate for full disclosure – environmental links to brain cancer cases in The Acreage

  1. sharonkramer says:

    Hi Reader Readers,

    For some reason, my links in my comments to the article “Well Behaved Women Rarely Change History” do not seem to work.

    But the last link takes one here. So I will post HERE:

    Very interesting article. There is another saying, “Absolute power corrupts.” I am sorry to report to you that your friend and pioneer in the advancement of women’s rights of equal employment, Judy McConnell, has become corrupted and is now part of the Good Ole Boy network she set out to change.

    She has the blood of many innocent children on her hands by becoming a puppet for the US Chamber of Commerce and the insurance industry. Judy forgot the laws along the way that perjury in strategic litigation to silence mothers of sick children is still criminal, even if one has written policy for the US Chamber.

    Judy forgot that you can’t deem a California citizen to be a “malicious liar”, while not being able to cite to one shred of evidence of them being impeached as to the subjective belief in the validity of their words.

    Check out the Appellate Court records in the case of D054496 and cross reference against what Judy and her fellow judiciaries have written as Opinion,to see just how misbehaved your friend Judy, Chair of the California Commission on Judicial Performance, has become. It is truly history making of establishing stealth case law that when the financial interests of the affiliates of the US Chamber of Commerce are at stake, this takes precedence over law and the health and safety of the American public.

    I am published in a peer reviewed medical journal ,the International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Health, regarding what your friend, Judy, would like to see me gagged from writing of her involvment of aiding and abetting.

    Click to access 377df5aa08.pdf

    IJOEH, September 2007: “In the spring of 2003, Veritox, a risk-management company that provides defense testimony in mold litigation, and of which two of the authors of the JOEM article are principals, was paid $40,000 by the Manhattan Institute to convert the ACOEM Statement on Mold into a “lay translation” to be shared through the United States Chamber of Commerce with stakeholder industries—real estate, mortgage, construction, and insurance. The authors unfairly presented the essence of the mold controversy as, “Thus the notion that ‘toxic mold’ is an insidious secret ‘killer’ as so many media reports and trial lawyers would claim is ‘junk science’ unsupported by actual scientific study.”

    I was able to get a Federal Government Accountability Office audit over the matter that your friend, Judy, has aided and abetted in an insurer fraud cost shifting scheme.

    Even sister pioneer judges are dying while Judy plays politics with the courts and is aiding to cover up a fraud in health policy by the affiliates of the US Chamber of Commerce (the insurance industry) and how she aided it for the past six years -while the Regents of the UC have profited off of it – and while trying to discredit and gag my whistle – and starve me out.

    The authors of US Chamber mold statement are now seeking an injunctive relief that I be gagged from ever writing of the fraud of the US Chamber and how it is connected to setting policy. Coincidentally, this would also gag me from writing of Judy’s role in aiding the fraud. Well behaved women rarely make history…nor do the save thousands of lives by stopping corrupt judges like your friend, Judy.

    Here is the truth about Judy and her role in aiding and abetting insurer fraud adverse to the public’s best interest.

    Sadly, your friend, Judy McConnell, is now the stealth beneficiary, seeking to see me be gagged from ever writing again of an insurer fraud cost shifting scheme in the billions that has harmed the lives of thousands, of which your friend Judy has aided and abetted.

  2. My girlfriend was diagnoised with brest cancer 15 years ago. And about a year ago it has returned. She does not have much longer to live on the earth. She lived in the Acreage at 11096 63rd Lane North
    West Palm Beach, Florida 33412

    She lived there from 1990 to 1994

    I need help figureing out which way to go next. She feels like she has been robbed of her life. She want to know what she did wrong in her life to have the cancer and for it to come back.

    I just need help in trying to find a way to help her answer she questions of why?????

    Thank you, Johuanna Ellis.

  3. Concerned Parents says:

    Why has Charlie Crist not called in FEMA after Feb 1, 2010 when Dr. Alonso CONFIRMED A CANCER CLUSTER in the Acreage? He has the power to ask the President EVEN IF the testing in ongoing. Yes, he sure does. This is OUTRAGEOUS to not have FEMA in The Acreage to help these families. By law with ongoing testing, KNOWING A CANCER CLUSTER has been comfirmed but the Palm Beach County Department of Health, What is he waiting for? Why is he stalling? Children are sick, adults are sick. People have died. What’s up?

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