Cancer rates high in Pompton Lakes

The state's health department is investigating cancer rates in Pompton Lakes.

Health officials are trying to determine if the high cancer rates are related to contamination at the old DuPont munitions plant.

A study released this week found cases of lung cancer in women and colorectal cancer in men have been elevated, townwide, for the past 30 years.

Back in December, the state found elevated non-Hodgkins Lymphoma rates in men and elevated kidney cancer rates in women. The study said some chemicals in the groundwater "cannot be ruled out as a potential cause."

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