Texas Residents Still Trying to Connect Gas Drilling to Cancer Cases

From KDAF 33 News:
    
Lorrie Squibb remembers many days when she didn't feel well, but she didn't know why.

"I was just sick, month after month," said the mother of two.

Squibb says two months after she moved from Flower Mound to Michigan in 2010, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, ablood cancer that is often associated with factory exposure to toxins in men.

"I am a stay at home Mom so there is no explanation about where I could have contracted this," Squibb said from her Michigan home.

People still living in the area surrounding Squibb's old neighborhood in Wellington Estates in Flower Mound are concerned about possible cancer clusters, after a string of leukemia cases in children and breast cancer in women.

Residents wonder if the danger isn't just down the street, where there is natural gas drilling in the Barnett Shale. State air testing near some natural gas facilities revealed high levels of benzene, a cancer-causing toxin.
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