Simi Valley Mother: 'Childhood Cancer Is Not Rare In This Community'A group of Simi Valley mothers whose kids have been diagnosed with cancer gathered for a town hall meeting on Tuesday night to discuss their concerns related to a former nuclear testing site that the mothers believe to be linked to unusually high childhood cancer rates in their community.
Simi Valley Mothers Call Attention To High Childhood Cancer Rates Near Santa Susana Field LaboratoryAfter seeing many children in their community be diagnosed and treated for rare childhood cancers, a group of Simi Valley mothers is pushing for closer scrutiny of the 2,800-acre Santa Susana Field Laboratory – the site of a partial nuclear meltdown 56 years ago that the mothers believe to be causing an unusually high number of childhood cancer cases in the area.

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