Nelson wants feds involved in cancer cluster

Radiation testing is expected to be done at a number of homes tomorrow in the Acreage as part of the pediatric cancer cluster investigation.

Last weekend, the state Department of Environmental Protection went to several homes where children have had brain tumors and took samples of the well water.

One resident says the state is scheduled to visit her home Friday to conduct radiation tests.

Her son had a brain tumor two years ago when he was 5, and like so many people in the Acreage, she'd like to find out what's causing the cancer cluster.

 

"I do believe it's a difficult and complex issue but I think we're on the right path now. I think we'll have answers," said parent Jennifer Dunsford.

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida is calling on the feds to join the cancer cluster investigation. He's asking the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute to get involved.