Homeowners in the rural Palm Beach County community known as The Acreage have filed a federal lawsuit charging that defense contractor, Pratt & Whitney, is responsible for the pollution that has caused a cancer cluster in the neighborhood. This is a class-action lawsuit on behalf of about 10,000 homeowners and is the first filed to try and get to the bottom of the issue since the Department of Health has been slow to recognize and identify the problem.
Finally, health officials in Florida finally admitted that The Acreage has an elevated number of brain cancers among children and teens living in The Acreage. The state still doesn’t have a cause, though it says it’s been investigating since last summer. This has also done nothing for property value.