Tue Aug 20, 2002
By BRENDAN RILEY, Associated Press Writer
FALLON, Nev. (AP) - High levels of arsenic and tungsten were found in residents of this northern Nevada town during an investigation of a mysterious cancer cluster, government scientists reported Tuesday.
There's no known correlation, however, between high levels of the minerals and acute lymphocytic leukemia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Of the 16 confirmed childhood leukemia victims linked to Fallon since 1997, three have died.