Fairfield, Maine: Overview

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Residents and local officials in Fairfield, Maine are growing increasingly concerned because of the unusually high incidence of brain cancer occurring in Fairfield. The state of Maine has deemed the area a possible "cancer cluster" as the rate of brain cancer in Fairfield is more than five times the state average.

Maine environmental protection officials have been conducting studies in an attempt to identify the cause of the brain cancer diagnoses. To date, officials have not been able to pinpoint the culprit. Many residents believe that two area landfills are to blame. The Central Maine Disposal landfill and the Greene Road demolition debris landfill are at the center of the government's investigation. Both water and airborne contamination may have occurred at these facilities prior to their decommissioning in the early and mid 1990s.

If you live in or near Fairfield, Maine and have experienced serious health problems, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.



See Also

  1. Specific Contaminated Sites
  2. Cancer
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