Study: No link between Grumman site, cancer rate

The study found that cases of cancer near the site were not higher than normal.

The study found that cases of cancer near the site were not higher than normal. (1/17/13)

BETHPAGE - A new state study did not find a link between the Old Grumman facility in Bethpage and higher cancer rates.

The study, performed by the New York State Department of Health, found that cases of cancer near the site were not higher than what would normally be expected.

The study of a 19-block area found cancer rates were normal between 1976 and 2009. But researchers also looked at a one-block area between 10th and 11th streets, where they found people diagnosed with cancer were younger than usual.

Researchers say the findings might not be accurate due to the small sample size.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto says the entire study is too small. He says much more must be done.

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