A sham study – Letters to the Editor for July 24, 2011, Gainesville Sun -Koppers Superfund Gainesville, Florida

24 Jul

Gainesville residents would like to thank the Alachua County Commission for its recent efforts to protect our families from the toxic health effects of the Cabot/Koppers Superfund Site.

Their compassionate actions on our behalf stand in sharp contrast to the misinformation campaign being waged by the Florida Department of Health.

Having never conducted an actual health study or consulted with affected residents in the nearly 30 years that Cabot/Koppers has worn the Superfund designation, the department now glibly proclaims that “There is no evidence to suggest neighbors of the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site in Gainesville are at an increased risk of developing cancer.”

The census review being paraded before the public as a “health study” is nothing more than a transparent attempt to excuse the department for decades of failure to protect residents from exposure to Koppers toxins.

Sandra Watts Kennedy


Stephen Foster Neighborhood Association, Incorporated


Published: Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.

Last Modified: Friday, July 22, 2011 at 11:32 p.m.


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