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The news team learned that several people complained the EPA never told them about toxic chemical waste contamination in their residential area. The waste was dumped near their homes or contaminated their water. Some residents eventually found out as they started to fall sick, but the EPA had known about the exposure for decades. The news team obtained the EPA database, mapped out where contaminants were concentrated and spotted the affected people. The source of contamination is traced to two steel companies. As a result, legislation is on the way, and authorities are testing soil and water.
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The New Yorker describes three clusters of brain cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma afflicting people living, working, or attending school near electrical substations and high-current power lines in Connecticut, North Carolina and California; medical and scientific evidence links cancers with exposure to power-line magnetic fields; state health officials deny cancer link, July 9 and Nov. 19, 1990.
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