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ViewpointsStill suffering from effects of this tipa.

I couldn't agree more with the letter about Nantygwyddon tip written by Mrs Thomas of Blaenclydach in the Rhondda.

The entrance to the Rhondda Valley bears the words 'Welcome to the Rhondda'.

It should in all justice add 'abandon hope all ye who enter here', especially if you are visiting the districts surrounding the notorious Nantygwyddon landfill site.

In 1997, when Professor Palmer conducted his epidemiological study within the area he could find no excess in the numbers of cancers.

In his report he also added the rider, however, that from exposure to a carcinogen to development of the cancer, could take from 10 to 15 years.

His words have proved prophetic.

The people of the NYG area are only too well aware that there has been an explosion in the numbers of diagnosed cancers in the last couple of years.

I feel these cancers cannot be blamed on lifestyles.

Why did the local health board recommend the cessation of monitoring of local homes for fugitive gases in the Nantygwyddon area before the conversion of electrical energy from gases had been proved safe?

June Bacon Secretary of Rhondda Against Nantygwyddon Tip, Thomas Street, Tonypandy
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 29, 2006
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