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State Says No Link Between National Fireworks Site And Hanover Cancer Cluster

HANOVER (CBS) -- There is no connection between a cancer cluster in Hanover and the contaminated former National Fireworks site, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

As of 2019, there were at least 29 people who lived within two miles of the site that had brain tumors. However, the state investigation said that lined up with national trends.

Hazardous waste was dumped at the National Fireworks site for much of the 20th century. Cleanup has been under way for the last couple of decades.

In 2019, Nick Squires spoke to WBZ-TV. He said he spent 18 years of his life growing up near National Fireworks.

"Seven people I grew up with have brain tumors. I mean that's obscene," Squires said.

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