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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

AO & Fort Detrick: Truth Revealed: Fort Detrick Cancer Cluster Fighting For Frederick Press Conference



***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

Date: September 12, 2011

www.kristenrenee.org

www.fighingforfrederick.org

Contact us at info@fightingforfrederick.org (301) 433-4561

Media Contact: Rachel Kelley-Pisani 703-203-4961

Truth Revealed: Fort Detrick Cancer Cluster Fighting For Frederick

Press Conference

September 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: The W Washington DC

515 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 661-2407

Monday, September 12, 2011- The Kristen Renee Foundation and Fighting for Frederick

announces a press conference to be held. It has been one year since the Kristen Renee

Foundation started its campaign; “Fighting for Frederick” to investigate the mishaps at

Fort Detrick, which we believe are the causes of the cancers and illnesses that have

affected more then 1,000 families who have worked at or lived near Area B. Throughout

the past year we have uncovered shocking evidence and have continued to fight for truth

and justice. Fighting for Frederick has not stopped; in fact, we recently

discovered information that you need to see.

We have brand new results and significant findings that will be released during a PRESS CONFERENCE, Wednesday September 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. to be held at The W Washington DC, located at 515 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 (202) 661-2407 Please join us to hear these facts being released for the first time.


Randy White, of the Kristen Renee Foundation, also invites you and your family to join

him and Fighting for Frederick at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the

International Community Church (formerly Maranatha), 123 Byte Drive, Frederick,

Maryland 21702. For directions, please call (301) 663-5444. Fighting for Frederick is

coming together, just as we did on July 10, 2010 to reveal what has been accomplished,

honor those who have died in this fight, unveil new information and to share with you a

definitive plan of action that has been put in place over the last 30 days. The truth is

being revealed!!

About Fighting for Frederick; Our City, Our Health

The Kristen Renee Foundation launched its campaign to research and investigate the

findings associated with Fort Detrick Area B sometime in May of 2010. In that time

there have been major discoveries regarding cancer and other diseases in the community

around Fort Detrick, as well as the use of Agent Orange and other toxic substances

released throughout the Frederick area. In April, 2009 the Environmental Protection

Agency (EPA) added Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater to the National Priority List

(NPL) based on tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) detections in

offsite drinking wells. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

(ATSDR), which confirmed residential areas located next to Fort Detrick, had traces of

these chemicals and were highly contaminated for years. Area B was initially established

as a proving ground for the Army’s biological weapons program (circa 1946; test grid

area). Although bones were recently discovered right outside this area, to date Fort

Detrick has done no investigation into the cause of this. Area B was also used for buried

disposal of a number of contaminants including biological materials, test animal

carcasses, radiological tracer materials, phosgene cylinders, and drums containing

organic solvents such as TCE and PCE.

The Kristen Renee Foundation discovered what appears to be a disease cluster along the

perimeter of Fort Detrick. Over 1,000 families, representing thousands of individuals, in

Frederick, Maryland have been affected by cancer believed to be a result of warfare

development and hazardous waste disposal at Fort Detrick. Residents around Fort

Detrick and Frederick, Maryland area recall clouds of smoke from burning pits in the

1960 and 1970’s “blowing through their neighborhoods,” groundwater contamination in

the past in their individual wells with TCE and PCE known to have been dumped in

drums in the landfill and from a Biochemical Simulation Release Tower and Grid Area

operated around the same time.

About Kristen Renee

Kristen Renee passed away in April of 2008 from a brain tumor, two years later her

mother was diagnosed and lost her battle within 9 months to stage four cancer. Their

home was in Frederick, Maryland, near Fort Detrick. There have been many before their

family and there are many currently in the area battling with similar situations. Many

found with recent diagnosis are just 30-35 years old. Most are battling or have fought a

form of lymphoma and many other cancers. Their addresses were all within 6 miles of

each other, all surrounding Fort Detrick. Since the launch of “Fighting for Frederick; Our

City, Our Health” thousands have visited the website and come forward with their own

stories related to Fort Detrick and Area B. For more information about the Kristen Renee

Foundation and the “Fighting for Frederick” campaign please visit

http://www.fightingforfrederick.org.

About Fort Detrick

Fort Detrick is an active U.S. Army installation operated under the Army Medical

Command (MEDCOM). Fort Detrick includes six non-contiguous land parcels

(designated as Areas A, B, Area C Water Treatment Plant, Area C Waste Water

Treatment Plant, Forest Glen Annex, and Glen Haven Annex). Areas A, B, and C, are

located within the city limits of Frederick, Maryland. Area B is approximately 399 acres

and includes the Fort Detrick active municipal landfill, an animal farm (for research

purposes), a former shooting range, waste disposal areas, an explosives storage area, and

open fields used for historic research activities.

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