Le Roy Mystery Disease Update 2/22/2012: Not so fast… say’s Erin Brockovich- there’s much unfinished business in the town of Le Roy according to the well known environmental activist, who for about a week now seemed “off the job” and run out of the town of Le Roy NY.
The mystery illness which has seen almost two dozen in the town exhibit mysterious Tourette-like symptoms, caused parents of the affected kids to call in the Brockovich team. Preliminary investigations uncovered a train derailment chemical spill, fracking chemical spills on school grounds and other toxins lurking around the Le Roy High School.
Chemicals as a possible cause for the tics and twitching was not a welcome explanation for health officials including Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, the neurologist who has been appearing on national television touting a very convincing Conversion Disorder (mass hysteria) diagnosis. He and others who were just about to exhale (thinking this might be the end) are now in for round two:
ABC- By Kevin Dolak, Katie Kindelan, Linsey Davis, and Katie Moisse: In a statement released Tuesday, Brockovich said she is still investigating a plume from a 1970 train derailment in LeRoy, which dumped cyanide and trichloroethylene (TCE) — a chlorinated hydrocarbon used to de-grease metal parts — within three miles of the village’s high school.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that TCE can affect the central nervous system, and cause dizziness, headache, sleepiness, nausea, confusion, blurred vision and facial numbness. It is suspected of being inked to the symptoms among LeRoy’s local teens.
Brockovich associate Bob Bowcock reportedly said Feb. 11 that samples were taken from the wells of private residences had not migrated west and south — toward LeRoy High School — as some had feared. Although at the time Browcock said that the investigation would continue for the next several months, Brockovich Tuesday said that the tests he referred to were preliminary.
“Contrary to an erroneous news report, I want to make clear that my investigation into possible sources of environmental contamination in LeRoy, New York that may or may not be linked to the serious illnesses suffered by various members of the community is not complete,” Brockovich said in a statement. “In fact, it appears the number of people in the area displaying alarming health issues that can be caused by TCE is growing.
“It took the EPA 40 years to investigate the contamination from the train derailment and it will take us more than 40 days to get to the root of the problem in LeRoy. I want to further stress that we have not ruled out the TCE plume from the train derailment as a source of contamination at LeRoy High School,” she added.
Brockovich, 51, added that her team has many more areas of LeRoy to test, including the local quarry, six fracking wells at the high school and the Methyl tert-butyl ether (MtBE) contamination in local wells, while stressing that thoroughness is key in her investigation.
During a visit to the Le Roy High School property Jan. 28 to collect soil, air and water samples from the school grounds, Bowcock was asked by officials to leave. access whole article here
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