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New Evidence of Cancer Cluster?

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

New lawsuits have been filed by attorney Jack Scarola, who says independent tests he ordered found radioactive material at almost all of the sites near a pediatric cancer cluster in the Acreage, WPTV TV/NewsChannel 5 reports. The Florida Department of Health conducted its own tests in 2010 and disputes the cancer cluster, but officials say they’re willing to take another look. The lawsuits blame a rock mining operation for the increase in childhood brain cancer cases from 2004 to 2008, according to CBS12

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