IBM Cancer Study "Feasible"

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated May 27, 2008 at 11:38 PM EDT

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says a cancer study among former IBM workers is "scientifically feasible."

The announcement was made tonight at this informational meeting in the Village.

NIOSH says the initial stage of the study has begun...

But, it can't move forward unless it receives additional funding next year.

People here said they would also like to see contract employees included, as well as evaluating birth defects among children of IBM employees.
The Ideal Cleaners property on North Street in Endicott will be the topic of discussion at a public meeting scheduled for June 11th.

It'll be held at Union-Endicott High School at 7 p.m.

The State DEC, Department of Health, and IBM will discuss ways to clean the site.

Soil and groundwater are contaminated with tetrachloroethene or PCE.

A chemical commonly used as dry cleaning fluid.

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