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Guest column: Walton residents deserve to be heard, protected in face of cancer risk

Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This open letter was submitted to public officials in the wake of a Covington City Council after a report a local plant was releasing cancer-causing toxins.

I live near Walnut Grove High School and have lived in this county for past 24 years. My four kids have all gone through our public school system. I have personally taken up this fight against ethylene oxide emissions and Becton Dickinson because I know of 33 people in our local Logan­ville/­Walnut Grove/Monroe area with cancer over the past five to 10 years. That is excessive and very concerning.

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