The Kristen Renee Foundation has identified 2,717 cancer victims within 3 miles of Fort Detrick, MD.
The U.S. Army has requested a federal court to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed last August by residents of Frederick, Md., seeking $750 million in compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by contaminated soil and groundwater at Fort Detrick.
Decades ago, the Army dumped sludge from its former decontamination plants, ashes from its incinerators, and potentially radioactive sludge from a sewage disposal plant, drums of the industrial solvent trichloroethylene and other hazardous substances into unlined pits at the post’s Area B, reported by the Frederick News-Post. About 200 people are involved in the suit, which claims the contaminants are responsible for cancer and other terminal illnesses they or their relatives experienced.
–Army Seeks to Dismiss Class-Action Suit over Contamination at Ft. Derick. Defense Communities.