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ONFN engaged international expert Joe Mangano to analyze cancer and death statistics in Pike County, Ohio. All statistics were gathered from the Ohio Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The results are shocking:

  • The County’s cancer incidence in 2010-2019 was 15% higher than the U.S. rate, and the highest of all 88 Ohio counties.
  • In the 1950’s and 1960’s, county cancer mortality was 12% below the U.S. rate. By 1993, the Pike County rate exceeded the U.S. rate by 32.8%.
  • The overall Pike County death rate ages 0-74 is nearly double that of the U.S. rate.

See the Report:  HEALTH RISK TO LOCAL RESIDENTS FROM THE PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT by Joseph J. Mangano, MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Radiation and Public Health Project.