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Endodrift Upground Reservoir Hypothesis

Jeffrey N. Cook
Year: 2011 Pages: 10
The author only heard that Clyde, Ohio was classified a ?Cancer Cluster? after Christmas of 2010, brought to his attention by his wife, after reading an article on it from the Internet. The point of this case that concerned him, as with most cancer cluster cases, is that the cause of the dramatic and sudden rise in cancer cases in Clyde was still unknown, leaving the community still unsettled. The small town of just over six thousand people is less than an hour's drive from the author's home, so on New Years Day, he performed a cursory survey of the area. While the author is by no means a noted expert on cancer, nor a noted expert in environmental science, having only taken one university course in Environmental Science and one in Biology, his career has had notable moments of discovering general scientific causes and/or effects that have eluded others. However, having never been to Clyde, Ohio, he did not make any agreement or disagreement with the assumptions added to the news article almost seemingly ad hoc. Some of these articled suspicions were 1) local factories, 2) an environmental waste dump a half-mile underground and 3) the water supply itself. In general, the rise in cases did not appear to be of natural, long term environmental causes, as there has been a growing population in Clyde for decades, and the rise in numbers of these cases began to surface around 2000, peaking in 2005 and 2006.