New Erin Brockovich Website Has a Page for Fridley
Brockovich.com says 'Fridley is one of the worst Superfund sites in the country.'
First the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency created a special web page for environmental concerns in Fridley, then the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency followed suit with its own Fridley web page—and established a Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) to boot. (The Fridley CAG's first meeting in March 26, 2013.)
Now consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, whose 2012 visit to Fridley kicked interest in local effects of industrial pollution into a higher gear, has created a page for Fridley at her new website, Brockovich.com.
Here is what the Fridley page at Brockovich.com says:
Erin Brockovich and colleague, Environmental Scientist, Bob Bowcock opine that Fridley is one of the worst Superfund sites in the country and that toxic chemicals could still pose a significant threat to their health.
Fridley’s cancer rate is 7.6 percent higher than the average for the rest of Minnesota. More specifically, between 2000 and 2009, Fridley experienced 10 percent more cancer cases than would be expected for a city of its size. Lung cancer was 30 percent higher than expected, and breast cancer was 8 percent higher.
The endemic cancer rates came to Erin’s knowledge following many resodents alerting her to the issue and their concerns about nearby areas that have histories of toxic contamination, including the former site of the FMC corporation.
Erin and her team are presently carrying out investigations.
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- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Forming Community Advisory Group in Fridley
- All 7 Fact Sheets on Fridley Superfund Sites from MN Pollution Control Agency
- 'Air Quality and Superfund Sites in Fridley' Is New MN Pollution Control Agency Web Page
- Fridley Patch "Cancer Concerns" page with all our posts archived