Cancer cases stir fear in Mt. Laurel

Cancer cases stir fear in Mt. Laurel

There are 33 comments on the Philadelphia Inquirer story from Oct 8, 2006, titled Cancer cases stir fear in Mt. Laurel. In it, Philadelphia Inquirer reports that:

Two dozen cases of cancer and gastrointestinal or neurological diseases have struck the current or former occupants of the same 11 houses along Schoolhouse Lane in Mount Laurel.

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Jen

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Jul 22, 2008
OLD CHEMICAL PLANT wrote:
What is really scary about this is when I was a kid in 1960, there was an abandoned chemical warehouse on Church Road in Mount Laurel It was located about 1/2 mile on left from Rt 73 towards Traino's and where the road elevates in height. There were a ton of right blue chemical drums that were full and tipped over and spilled out. When we saw the poison sign we ran away. When they built houses there in the late 70's or early 90's, I telephoned the NJ DEP several times and I was advised that the site was "ok." I wonder if those people that live there were informed of this. If you live near here, please check this out. I think the area is across from the Hovnanian property and id I remember there is a lake across the street and adjacent to the Hovnanian estate. Does that water go to any public access??? I will check back to see if anyone needs more direction on this. But records must exist.
This area is closer to 73 on Church? I live on Church Rd now, close to Academy Dr. Please let me know - I'm interested to find out.

Also - does anyone know why there are so many abandoned homes on Church Rd on the other side of 73 by Fellowship Rd?
TO MISS ENGLAND

Fort Wayne, IN

#22 Jul 24, 2008
Title searches only go back 20 years so they will miss the toxic sites!
What is really scary about this is when I was a kid in 1960, there was an abandoned chemical warehouse on Church Road in Mount Laurel It was located about 1/2 mile on left from Rt 73 towards Traino's and where the road elevates in height. There were a ton of right blue chemical drums that were full and tipped over and spilled out. When we saw the poison sign we ran away. When they built houses there in the late 70's or early 90's, I telephoned the NJ DEP several times and I was advised that the site was "ok." I wonder if those people that live there were informed of this. If you live near here, please check this out. I think the area is across from the Hovnanian property and id I remember there is a lake across the street and adjacent to the Hovnanian estate. Does that water go to any public access??? I will check back to see if anyone needs more direction on this. But records must exist.
WOW

Trenton, NJ

#23 Oct 4, 2008
i cant believe this....it really makes u wonder. my family has lived in mount laurel around church rd. for 25 years and my mom has colon cancer.
Realist

Conshohocken, PA

#24 Mar 16, 2009
So, why is no one talking about this subject now? what happened to all of the activists? The township has not even finished that road and sewer job. I think they put the money into the football field on Mt. Laurel road. the one that has those huge lights that they let burn at night while they talk of furloughing workers...
Realist

Conshohocken, PA

#25 Mar 16, 2009
jen,

The area with the alleged chemical plant is now called Ramblewood Mews I blieve, the condos on country Club Parkway,

The abandoned houses are because a developer bought the entrie block with hopes of putting in either a hotel or a shopping center and it apparantly fell through.

Since: Jul 09

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#26 Nov 15, 2009
Are people still living in the homes on Schoolhouse Lane?

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#27 Nov 15, 2009
Max Cohen wrote:
I used to live at 165 schoolhouse lane mount laurel n.j. for about 12 1/2 years. i was diagnosed with cml cancer about 6 years ago. my ex wife and my daughter still live there. I know that all of the area surrounding the south branch of the pennsauken creek was a giant land fill on the cherry hill side. They just are not digging deep enough into the ground under those big tax collecting wharehouses next to the creek.Its there.Who knows maybe they'll find J.H. buried there.
Who is J.H.?
JoJo

United States

#28 Nov 18, 2009
Jimmy Hoffa

Since: Jul 09

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#29 Nov 18, 2009
JoJo wrote:
Jimmy Hoffa
Thank you for clearing up what I guess was meant as a joke. Are Mt. Laurel residents still concerned about cancers in their neighborhood?
Realist

Waianae, HI

#30 Nov 20, 2009
bob dugan wrote:
I am 50, lived in MT. LAUREL ,when i was younger i played in the creek behind my house downstream from COUNTRYSIDE FARMS in a development called LAURELWOOD. I now have a skin problem.As a young kid i spent a lot of time playing in the creek behind my house.Is this anything that may have happened to you. I am not shore if this is a type of cancer. If any comment let me know.
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Get checked.
Jane Bachelor

Capilla Del Monte, Argentina

#31 Feb 24, 2014
I grew up in Mt.Laurel between 1977-2000. We lived across from Laurel Acres. My mother died of brain, bone, and colon cancer 8 years ago, at the age of 72.
Oldie

Princeton, WV

#32 Feb 28, 2014
I lived in ML almost 45 years ago. The entire area of ML used to be nothing but farmland, apple orchards, peach orchards. You could see farms for miles, not condo's and townhouses. Lot of chemicals were used in farming back then, things that aren't allowed these days. If you are concerned, start by knowing what you live on top of, where the building material that was used to build all those condo's came from. It is all relevant.
Janice

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Feb 28, 2014
Has there been a property title search of the Schoolhouse Lane area back at least 75 years to find out who owned the land before the homes were built?

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