PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - The numbers continue to rise, and people continue to point fingers at possible causes. Now, new information about that potential cancer cluster in the Acreage.
A vastly different group of almost 50 people have three potential leading hypothesis.
- Pesticides from the nearby orange groves
- Canals coming from Big Sugar
- Nearby company Pratt & Whitney
Pratt Whitney stated:
When we asked specific questions about a lawsuit filed in Connecticut against the company for causing brain cancer there, Pratt Whitney told us:
As for the orange groves, Callery-Judge Groves told us: "We have always followed the laws and guidelines. We have specific instructions on how to use pesticides from the government that we follow. It would be good to know some answers."
But, at this point, nobody really knows those answers not even the health department. "I've lived in the Acreage for 28 years, and I'm very concerned about it. I don't want cancer," said one resident.
The health department says they've scheduled another public meeting for July 30.