Community meeting to discuss Fort Detrick, NAS Reports, Area B Cleanup.
1520 Freedman Drive
Fort Detrick, MD 21702
1523 Freidman Drive
please call for directions: 727-512-7272
Monday, June 21, 2010
Date: June 21, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Kristen Renee Foundation is heading to Frederick, MD to launch “Fighting for Frederick; Our City, Our Health” a local campaign set out to fight for the city residents and the health of those residents affected by Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater
(Frederick, Maryland) – June 21, 2010– The Kristen Renee Foundation has launched a campaign to research and investigate the findings associated with Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater. In April 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater to the National Priority List (NPL) based on tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) detections in offsite drinking wells. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) which confirmed residential areas located next to Fort Detrick had traces of these chemicals and were highly contaminated for years. Area B was initially established as a proving ground for the Army’s biological weapons program (circa 1946; test grid area). Area B was also used for buried disposal of a number of contaminants including biological materials, test animal carcasses, radiological tracer materials, phosgene cylinders, and drums containing organic solvents (TCE, PCE, etc.; http://www.epa.gov/reg3hscd/npl/MD985397249.htm).
Kristen Renee passed away two years ago from a brain tumor, now a mere two years later her mother is battling stage four cancer, their home was in Frederick, Maryland, near Fort Detrick. There have been many before their family and there are many currently in the area battling with similar situations. Many found with recent diagnosis are just 30-35 years old. Most are battling or have fought a form of lymphoma and many other cancers. Their addresses were all within 6 miles of each other, all surrounding Fort Detrick. Since the launch of “Fighting for Frederick; Our City, Our Health” thousands have visited the website and come forward with their own stories related to Fort Detrick and Area B.
On June 21st, 2010 at 7:00PM EST there will be a community meeting regarding the NAS Reports that have been released, all concerned citizens and those who have been affected by area b are encouraged to attend this meeting to ask questions and get answers related to the cleanup of area B on Fort Detrick. The community meeting will be held at Fort Detrick, Building 1520a. Fort Detrick is located at 810 Schreider Street, Frederick, MD 21702. For more information about the community meeting please visit www.fightingforfrederick.org.
On July 10th, 2010 The Kristen Renee Foundation, past and present residents of Frederick, Maryland will assemble for a Town Hall meeting and BBQ to discuss the EPA findings, research, and try to stop this from happening to future generations in and around Fredrick, Maryland. This town meeting is a time to come together and ask the right questions and get the answers that could potentially save you and your family. Many of you or your neighbors may have had to fight these horrible battles. Please join Kristen Renee’s Family and the Kristen Renee Foundation on Saturday, July 10th at 4:00PM in Frederick, Maryland. For more information about the town hall meeting please visit www.fightingforfrederick.org.
About Kristen Renee Foundation
The Kristen Renee Foundation is an endowment devoted to financing the research and cure for brain cancer in memory of Kristen Renee White. Kristen died at the age of 30 on April 30, 2008 after a long difficult battle with brain cancer. Kristen was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, wife, and friend. Through this foundation the family and friends of Kristen carry on the battle against brain cancer in hopes of one day a cure will be discovered.
About Fort Detrick
Fort Detrick is an active U.S. Army installation operated under the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). Fort Detrick includes six non-contiguous land parcels (designated as Areas A, B, Area C Water Treatment Plant, Area C Waste Water Treatment Plant, Forest Glen Annex, and Glen Haven Annex). Areas A, B, and C, are located within the city limits of Frederick, Maryland. Area B is approximately 399 acres and includes the Fort Detrick active municipal landfill, an animal farm (for research purposes), a former shooting range, waste disposal areas, an explosives storage area, and open fields used for historic research activities
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