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School Poisoning Tragedy in Caledonia with Dr. Van Keuren

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free
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In the early 1960s, the River Valley Local School District was built on the former Marion Engineer Depot location. In 1997, a school nurse grew concerned about the high rate of leukemia and other cancers in graduates. A stunning news report announcing a 122% increase in death rates in the Marion area sparked an investigation. Was the land to blame?

The question of what may have been known about the contaminants on the school grounds sent shock waves through the community that still linger today. Come learn more about this important piece of local history with Dr. James Van Keuren.

Tuesday, November 28th @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Large Program Room

Details

Date:
November 28
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://marionlibrary.org/poisoning

Organizer

Marion Public Library
Phone
17403839703
Email
dwatson@marionlibrary.org
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Venue

Marion Public Library
445 E Church St
Marion, OH 43302 United States
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Phone
740-387-0992
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