Pompton Lakes residents concerned over cancer report

POMPTON LAKES - People in Pompton Lakes are concerned over a new report from the state Department of Health that says Pompton Lakes have higher cancer rates than other parts of the state.

Residents say they blame contamination from the old Dupont plant. Lisa Riggiola founded a group called Citizens for a Clean Pompton Lakes. She tells News 12 New Jersey that more needs to be done to clean the lake that she and many others grew up swimming in.

Borough Administrator Vito Gadaleta points out that the six surrounding towns compared to Pompton Lakes in the report also had elevated levels of cancer. Along with the state health officials, he says that so far there is no evidence connecting cancer to lake contamination.

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