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Old 10-15-2008, 07:15 PM
 
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I am searching for answers for my sister who was stationed in Mountain Home AFB in the late '60s or early '70s. She had six children at the time, and they were temporarily housed in underground bunkers of some sort while their housing was being prepared. Since that time, she, her husband, and five of her children have suffered from cancer. Her oldest daughter died from it in 1996. The American Cancer Society tells me that it is VERY RARE for so many members of one family to suffer from so many different forms of cancer. I would like to find other Air Force personnel who were stationed there to find out if there are any other families with similar instances of cancer.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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I'm not sure if this would help, but I'll throw it out there for you. There's a woman named Joyce Riley, who works with gulf war vets and their illness'. Maybe through all her tracking she might have come across some serviceman that are going through the same thing as your sister and her family. I don't know if she can help you or not, but it's worth a try. Her website is: www.gulfwarvets.com

Currently the site seems to be down, but keep trying. Here's a couple of other websites that I found who refer to her:

SPIRIT OF FILM CONVERSATIONS: "Beyond Treason" with writer-producer Joyce Riley (1/23/07)

www.coasttocoastam.com/guests/108.html

You can google her name and find other sites that refer to her, maybe through one of those you can contact her if her site doesn't come back up.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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Have you seen this site:
ATSDR - Annual Report 2000 (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/annual-reports/1999/1999annualreport.html - broken link)
It is the site for The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Interesting that if you search that page, you will find Mountain Home Air Force Base HA is mentioned as a place where there was a Health Assessment (thus the HA). You might want to contact them since they have been there and toxic substance exposure is their business.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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Or try this site:
http://www.sierraclub.org/toxics/sup...report2005.pdf
Mountain Home Air Force Base, page 23 in Appendix D, 7th one down on right hand side. Appendix D - Final and proposed superfund sites where data are insufficient to determine if groundwater migration is controlled. Same source, see Appendix B, page 8, last one. Appendix B is final and proposed superfund sites where data are insufficient to determine if human exposure is controlled. Source is the Sierra Club.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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Wasting Away - The Center for Public Integrity
More information on the Mountain Home Air Force Base Superfund Site.
I'm not getting a clear picture, though, of when the toxic chemicals arrived and if they are at the site or near the site. Seems a bit hazy. Maybe if you check the sites out you will get a better read on it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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More information on the Superfund Site:
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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And more:
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE

Mountain Home Air Force Base

ATSDR - PHA - Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Elmore County, Idaho

And here is one of my favorites. I always love when the lawyers fight the toxic waste people:
Environmental Pollution in Idaho- Site: Mountain Home Air Force Base
Since they seem to be already involved in a lawsuit against them, it would seem to me that if there are people who have suffered from exposure to chemicals, that would be a good place to check.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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Those lawyers will be disagreeing with these people:
ATSDR - PHA - Mountain Home Air Force Base, Mountain Home, Elmore County, Idaho
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:42 AM
 
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I'm responding to your posting about your sister and her family. My husband was stationed at Mt. Home Air Force Base from 1969 thru 1972. In 2004 he had a heart attack and was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the same time. I feel that his exposure to the contaminants on the base have caused his illnesses.
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