September 2, 2010 by staff
Agent Orange, Angie Pieper, President Kristen Renee Foundation will hold a second news conference to release information notable has happened in the past four weeks, including the future plans of the foundation in its fight against Fort Detrick, on behalf of many residents Frederick County who have been affected by what is believed to be a cancer cluster.
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Time 11:00: am
Location: Winchester Hall 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland (not by the flag pole)
U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin sent a letter to the Department of Defense on August 16, 2010 asking the agency to investigate contamination at Fort Detrick and develop a plan of December 1, 2010 to remedy the situation. The Department of Environment Maryland, Maryland and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Deputy Secretary issued a Joint Declaration on Fort Detrick:
The agencies involved are in constant communication with Renee Kristen Foundation, which says that some people living near the cancers developed because of Fort Detrick and independent tests show evidence of dioxin and Agent Orange could be linked to cancers…. ”
Kristen Renee The Foundation believes that these are direct responses to the measures it has taken over recent weeks. The Foundation has not only complied with the EPA, the Department of Health, and Fort Detrick, but has made great strides in communicating these findings to the community and the media as a national platform.
The Foundation discovered and Kristen Renee reminded that Fort Detrick was sprayed Agent Orange decades ago in the area B, which was surrounded by farms and homes and now is a community impacted. The Foundation met with officials from Fort Detrick and their lawyers to confirm this, gaining the recognition that, in fact, this was done by flyovers and spraying the back of trucks.
KRF believes the Fort Detrick culture of indifference and of concealment that led to the exposure in Area B continues today in the main post.
The Foundation has obtained evidence of additional hazardous waste buried at the main post area A and a waste treatment system malfunction extremely dangerous (the decontamination system).
Randy White, on behalf of the foundation, held his first press conference on August 4, 2010 in Washington, DC with updated information about research and research foundation and specialists have been doing in recent months. The health study shows what appears to be a distortion cancer profile in the community surrounding Fort Detrick, with many cases of brain cancer, thyroid cancer, lymphoma and leukemia, and rare cancers in four families in the world. Research indicates that Fort Detrick officials have done little to respond to public concerns about the apparent high rates of cancer and other diseases around the facility. This is based on direct talks with officials from Fort Detrick. The research also suggests possible contamination, not just TCE or PCE, but also historical contamination by herbicides and pesticides, the most important of the defoliant known as Agent Orange. Agent Orange was used during the Vietnam War in which more than 4.8 million Vietnamese were exposed to herbicides, resulting in over 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and more than 500,000 children born with birth defects. Fort Detrick officials said their own research shows that the U.S. Government conducted aerial spraying of Agent Orange in Fort Detrick, and all the consequences of this revelation has not been determined. However, Renee Kristen Foundation has filed a Freedom of Information request for any and all information related to this pilot program to better understand the possible health problems related to the community.
Randy White, Angie Pieper together with representatives of the Foundation also will attend the second in a series of meetings held by the Health Department of Frederick County to address public concerns about cancer clusters in Frederick County. The second meeting was held on Thursday, September 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in room on the first floor hearing of Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland
Items not covered by the final time of 8:30 pm will be added to the agenda of the next scheduled meeting. The participants from state and federal environmental and public health agencies are being confirmed. Fort Detrick officials have confirmed their participation. Those who wish to share their concerns, ask questions and learn about a cancer cluster investigation today are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be broadcast live on Frederick County Government TV, Channel 19, and webcasting in www.FrederickCountyMD.gov / video. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be archived for viewing on the webcast page.
The struggle for Federico, Our City, Our Health
Kristen Renee The Foundation launched its campaign to investigate the findings associated with Fort Detrick Area B at some time in May this year. At that time they have made important discoveries about cancer and other diseases in the community around Fort Detrick, and the use of Agent Orange and other toxic substances emitted through the Frederick area.
About Kristen Renee
Kristen Renee died in April 2008 of a brain tumor, now just two years later; his mother is held the fourth stage cancer. His home was in Frederick, Maryland; near Fort Detrick have been many before her family and many in the area currently struggling with similar situations. Many found with newly diagnosed are only 30-35 years of age. Most are struggling or have struggled a form of lymphoma and many other types of cancer. Their addresses were within six miles of each other, all around Fort Detrick. Since the launch of “The struggle for Federico, Our City, Our Health” thousands of people have visited the website and submit their own stories related to Fort Detrick and the area B. For more information on Kristen Renee Foundation and the fighting “of Federico” campaign, please visit http://www.fightingforfrederick.org.
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