Skip to main content

Brokovich investigator notes high concentration of hazardous waste sites in Fridley

An investigation spurred by a Facebook page finds Fridley has what one expert calls an 'extremely unusual' concentration of Superfund sites. Fridley Patch talks to the person working for famed environmental researcher Erin Brokovich who is looking into an elevated cancer rate in the city.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

An investigation spurred by a Facebook page finds Fridley has what one expert calls an 'extremely unusual' concentration of Superfund sites. Fridley Patch talks to the person working for famed environmental researcher Erin Brokovich who is looking into an elevated cancer rate in the city.

Next Up

bmw-g1a1c50760_1280

Police: Teens 'careen recklessly' in stolen BMW, Mercedes in north metro

They ended up crashing the stolen vehicles, with two arrested and two others on the run.

fire truck

Fire table sparks blaze at Edina home

The fire remains under investigation, but fire officials believe it was accidental.

money hundred dollar bills

Charges: California woman embezzled over $1M from MN employer

Mai Xiong faces several federal charges in the case.

Hsa Law Yaw Say

Shot woman who sparked appeal found injured at Twin Cities hotel

Authorities began searching for Hsa Say early Monday morning.

image

Development may bring changes to Stonebrooke Golf Club in 2023

The popular southwest metro golf course offers scenic views of O'Dowd Lake.

image

Homeowners alert DNR to grouse hunting complaints in Northland

Some hunters are allegedly shooting directly in front of houses.

STPTeensChildTortureRCJ

Charges: Teen couple tortured children while babysitting in St. Paul

A doctor called this "the worst case of abuse he has seen in over 20 years."

Myth

New apartment proposal could spell the end for Myth Live

Myth Live in Maplewood has a spotty past with the surrounding community.

Hsa Law Yaw Say

Police trying to find woman, 18, who was shot at in St. Paul

Police are looking for help finding the woman.

image

Is an Amazon grocery store coming to Woodbury?

There's six rumored stores in the Twin Cities.

ambulance

Man sentenced to life in prison for 2021 murder of girlfriend

Lacy Jo Krube, 36, was found unresponsive at her St. Paul home, after she'd been beaten in Brooklyn Park.

Related

Famed legal investigator Erin Brokovich looking into Fridley cancer cluster

The woman who famously won a $300 million settlement from PG&E Co. will look into elevated cancer rates in Fridley. Erin Brokovich will bring her celebrity attention to what a state researcher discovered is a 10 percent higher cancer risk in the city. A representative for Brokovich says her investigation does not necessarily mean there is any added danger in Fridley.

Environmental crusader Brockovich visits Fridley

Celebrity legal activist Erin Brockovich visited Fridley, where residents want more investigation of what they call a "cancer cluster." She said she wants more facts.

Erin Brockovich coming to Fridley to study 'cancer cluster'

Investigator and legal activist Erin Brockovich will be in Fridley on Wednesday as her team investigates what some people in town believe is a cancer cluster.

Health officials say cancer rate in Fridley 'not unusual'

The Health Department revised its figures on cancer rates in the Twin Cities suburb and says any variation from the norm is likely due to smoking.

Off-duty Fridley police officer dies in motorcycle crash

"It's a sad day for Fridley," said Fridley Mayor Scott Lund about the death of Officer Barry Pankonin. The police officer died Tuesday after he was involved in a motorcylce accident near his home in Plymouth. Pankonin was a 12-year veteran of the Fridley Police Force and also served in the National Guard. Funeral arrangements are pending.