Md. Finds No Sign Of Fort Detrick Cancer Cluster

 FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s public health agency says it has found no statistically significant evidence of a cancer cluster near Fort Detrick in Frederick after expanding its investigation. 

Dr. Clifford Mitchell of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported Monday on the latest phase of an investigation prompted by public concerns about the experimental use of Agent Orange and the disposal of other toxins at the Army installation decades ago. 

Mitchell says investigators examined 17 years of Maryland Cancer Registry cases within two miles of Fort Detrick. 

In October, he reported no evidence of a cancer cluster within a mile of the post, based on seven years of data. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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