Department Of Health Says No Connection Between Contaminated Site And Brain Cancer Cluster In Hanover

At least 29 people who lived within 2 miles of the site had brain tumors.

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- A Department of Public Health investigation found no evidence connecting a cancer cluster in Hanover to the former National Fireworks Site there. As of 2019, there were at least 35 people who lived within 2 miles of the site who had brain tumors. But the state investigation concluded that that lined up with national trends. Hazardous waste was dumped at the National Fireworks Site for much of the 20th century, and the cleanup has been underway for the last couple of decades.