Mystery Disease Update: January 31, 2011 Dr. Drew interview with Erin Brockovich and her associate Bob Bowcock on HLN.
But when Bowcock went to test, school officials warned him “not to take any samples from the school grounds.”
“Well, if they`re not going to let them get a couple of samples, they should know that it makes them look like they`re trying to hide something,” said Lydia Parker, one of the tees suffering from the illness. When Bowcock arrived at the derailment site, he was surprised to find an untended cleanup site, noting that some of the storage drums were leaking and corroded.
“Fifty-five gallon drums are rotting away, leaking material out into the environment right now,” he said. “Draw your own conclusion.”
Dr. Drew asked Brockovich and Bowcock why this was unlike anything either of them has ever seen. “It took agencies so long to respond to a spill – 25 years,” Brockovich said. Dr. Drew interjected, “So was there leaching of the spill for 25 years?” Brockovich replied, “Absolutely.”
Bowcock also stated that the site itself has been rendered into a toxic dump. “They`ve gone in and excavated some of the materials to do their testing, put it in 55 gallon drums and left in there to rot and just go right back into the environment,” he said.
Brockovich added, “We`ve done this for 21 years, and to see agency report, a federal agency report that discloses in the bedrock the levels of TCE are at 550 parts per million, neither he nor I in our 21-plus years of experience has ever seen where they’ve actually been able to show those concentrations.” Bowcock concluded, “This one is just standing out like a sore thumb – the toxic dump and the derailment site. The derailment site is actually where the toxic dump is. What concerns us the most is that the care that`s been given to the cleanup of this has actually exacerbated or made the problem worse.”
Dr, Drew also asked about how the water table is pushing the chemicals. “It`s being pushed and pulled,” he said.
Brockovich added, “The phenomenon – where the water rises and gets into the bedrock and pushes it out. read more
Brockovich also said last night on HLN that she has reason to believe that many more people may have been affected by the chemical spill and other possible toxins lurking under the town of Le Roy. When Dr. Drew pressed her for a figure, saying “Is it a couple, a hundred?” Brockovich answered “It could be in the thousands.” Brockovich went on to explain that just because the spill occurred many years ago, it could be that it took this much time for symptoms to develop. She also added that others in town have reported different symptoms associated with toxins- cancer being one that she mentioned (more details on this later).
Trying to be very careful with his wording, Dr Drew pointed out that the mystery disease may indeed be “conversion disorder” like the doctors and experts are saying, but continued to agree that perhaps the chemicals may have played a role.
Stay tuned for more on the LeRoy mystery disease as it breaks here at Holistic Remedies News.