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.
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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.

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