In a letter dated Oct. 5, 2010 to Matey Jean Yon, director of the division of waste management at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection about the cancer cluster in The Acreage, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stated, “FDEP’s conclusion that data shows no indication of widespread groundwater or soil contamination; nor any evidence suggesting existence of any significant localized source(s) of contamination. The radiological data provided in this report show no results that would warrant further investigation, or would cause any elevated risk to the public.”
The manner in which you worded this week’s headlines in The Post (‘Suit: Cancer cluster Pratt’s fault” and “Feds urged to reopen cancer inquiry”) regarding this issue amounted to yellow journalism. Do you realize how many people you harm both emotionally and financially when you hype the charges of contamination in The Acreage as fact when a thorough investigation proved otherwise?
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