West Salem: EPA Steps In
The Environmental Protection Agency announced they have accepted a petition from West Salem residents totaling over 700 signatures The EPA will investigate weather or not the air and soil play a role in the deaths of three residents from a rare form of bone cancer this year. The State of Oregon already denied there being a connection, and denied the request for an investigation, even after the home coming queen's life was cut short by the deadly Ostiosarcoma.
"Our immediate goal is to get a clearer picture of what's happening locally," said Mark MacIntyre with the EPA to our newspartner KGW. He said the EPA was beginning a process that would include "arranging interviews, identifying possible places to investigate, reviewing existing data and contacting state health officials for more background on the concerns."