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Public enquiry opens into cement cancer link

A public meeting was held yesterday to open the enquiry into possible health risks to people living near the Hanson Cement Padeswood works in Mold.
Andrew Jones, director of Public Health for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, chaired an open meeting of Public Health Wales in Preswylfa to look into claims that cancer rates are higher in the areas surrounding the cement works, formerly Castle Cement, than elsewhere.

Representatives from the local community councils and health groups were invited.

Jones said: “The nature of our investigation clearly needs to be informed by the breadth of community concerns. I am also keen that people should have an opportunity to understand the approach we are taking.”

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