FREDERICK, MD - Some residents in Frederick are outraged that more than 700 houses could be built near
Members of "Fighting For Frederick," say the area is one of the most hazardous in the country.
They represent Kirsten Renee and the foundation started in her memory.
"In 2008, she passed away. She died from Brain Cancer, just a horrible thing for a 28-year-old" says Susan Funk of "Fighting For Frederick".
Doctors determined it was from an environmental link, and through
research, they say there's more than 1,100 cases of cancer within a three mile
Glenn Hilburn of
"July 1st, eight months ago,
after a year and a half, it was quite a struggle," says Glenn Hilburn of
City officials say developers met the requirements when they were approved in 2001. In 2004, the Maryland Department of Environment said initial testing had the property in the clear.
"Since 2005, the Fort has come back and done a
lot more testing, and they've found that on the
Members of "Fighting For Frederick" say contamination will continue to cause health problems.
"Those contaminants can be sucked up
and that's called vapor intrusion," says Funk.
And that's why the planning commission says the EPA is now reaching out to developers for additional testing.
"The biggest concern we heard from the EPA is the vapors coming up, if there is contamination," says Adkins.
We reached out to Rocky Gorge Development for comment and they did not return our calls.