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Old 08-25-2010, 06:47 PM
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We are looking to move to Maryland and I am doing my research on different areas. And one are that I am interested in is Poolesville. However I googled it and some news reports came up about the water and some residents complaining about cancer diagnoses and the possibility of a link. I know this information is very sensitive and that the thought of having a link between water and cancer is scarey but really wanted to know what people's thoughts are.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:52 AM
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Hi Penny,

My name is Jim Brown and I'm one of the elected town commissioners, as well as a real estate professional, in the community of Poolesville MD. In my opinion, you could not have picked a better place to potentially move to.

To tackle your immediate concern head on, there was a cancer cluster study done on behest of several of our concerned residents. We're a small, tight-knit community (5500 residents) and when someone is sick, word travels fast. Since there are no shared environmental links between our residents besides the air that we breath and the water that we drink, there was a concern that our independently and locally produced water supply might somehow be tainted and linked to cancers. The end results were this: The cancer cluster study was performed and completed by state and county regulatory agencies (including the CDC), with the final conclusion being that there was no evidence of a cancer cluster in our area. You can go to our town web site [url=http://www.ci.poolesville.md.us/]Poolesville, MD[/url] to get the officially study results link. In addition, our town goes to higher lengths than required by state law in order to create and maintain one of the safest water supplies available to Maryland residents.

Thanks for your inquiry and please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. We have a great story to tell in Poolesville (top ranked schools, super safe, plenty of amenities, close to DC area but still rural) and I'd be happy to tell you more! Life is good!

Sincerely, Jim Brown
Town Commissioner

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Old 09-11-2010, 08:35 AM
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Thanks so much for your thoughtful response. Looks like we will not rule out Poolesville.
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