Researcher Says Mercury In Creek Like...

Researcher Says Mercury In Creek Likely Won't Cause Cancer

There are 8 comments on the WTVF Nashville story from Aug 16, 2010, titled Researcher Says Mercury In Creek Likely Won't Cause Cancer. In it, WTVF Nashville reports that:

Some four days after state environmentalists posted signs warning locals to stay away from Beech Creek, a Vanderbilt professor and researcher is reassuring folks in the nearby community, that bears the same name, there is no scientific proof that links exposure to mercury to cancer of any type.

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Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 22, 2010
Maybe not cancer, but what about other health problems, my kids and grandkids have lived there and swam in the creek all their lives. I want to know what is the longterm side affects of this, and also where is it coming from, and is it contained yet?

Afton, OK

#2 Aug 22, 2010
Mercury is found in nature. If you don't breath the vapor ,get it in a wound or eat it there is no worry.It's a metal that will sink in to the silt and stay there unless disturbed. People once played with mercury . Now the EPA comes with their white suits if you break a thermometer. A few years ago,the creek was full of PCB's. Probably still there. Just don't drink the water or eat anything out of it.

Waynesboro, TN

#3 Aug 23, 2010
Good to know.

Travelers Rest, SC

#5 Dec 29, 2015
There never was mercury. It was just my friend's retarded conspiracy theorist cousin
concerned citizen

Linden, TN

#6 Jan 4, 2016
do not trust local officials on this sub. why do you think city moving water supply to geisler springs? coinsidentaly, east of beech creek. saw man driving $50,000 benz mailing water samples off for testing with plates from buffalo,n.y. long way to come for a water sample, working for company beech creek"cleanup". the local officials and power to be are trying to preserve and sweep problems and impacts from dumping under the rug. maybe this is why reluctance of local biz. to keep grouth from wayne co. any company would run water samples before commiting to building. funny, haggard and floyds have all road ftg. on 64 bought up. info from spill, and lack of effectiveness of cleanup efforts would reek havoc on realestate prices.. just look at effects on land prices in roane co. tn. from coal ash spill in east tn. another conspiracy to ponder. never trust our govt. to tell truth. local,state,or feds!!!!!
concerned citizen

Linden, TN

#7 Jan 4, 2016
as far as peters comments,ask local off icials about results of their own testing results from epa crew from Columbia tn. anyones idea that this is just some stupid, unsubstantiated crap is not only misinformed, but ignorant. don't live in a hole and decide you know whats going on around you.
Beech creek

New Market, AL

#8 Jan 12, 2016
Scary! I loved on beech creek my entire life. I've had so many family members and people that I have known to get sick and die. Just makes you wonder?
concerned citizen

Linden, TN

#9 Jan 19, 2016
Beech creek wrote:
Scary! I loved on beech creek my entire life. I've had so many family members and people that I have known to get sick and die. Just makes you wonder?
no need to wonder...just go to the court house and ask for current updates. they are required by law to divulge all updates.

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