METROFOCUS SPECIAL EDITION: “CANCER CLUSTERS: THE SEARCH FOR ANSWERS”

November 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

Cancer clusters in Staten Island and Long Island have residents on edge and officials springing into action. The New York State Board of Health has begun a long awaited study. We have the details. What dangers lurk beneath what was once the world’s largest garbage dump? Does the defunct Fresh Kills Landfill hold the key to what’s making Richmond County ill?  We have a troubling story about the health of at least a dozen of New York’s students and their proximity to the World Trade Center on 9/11. Was the terror attack to blame for cases of cancer discovered at a top city high school?

Aired on November 9, 2018. 

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