If you check the ABC’s web site, titled “General Information – Incidence of Breast Cancer, ABC Toowong” you will see where the expert panel has concluded: “To date, technical testing on the site has cleared the technology in use on the site as a possible cause”.
This is interesting considering that the date is 21 December 2006, and as of February 2007 ARPANSA’s ELF measurement findings are still not available to the expert committee! Therefore, unless they had access to a time machine, on December 21 the expert panel would have not known what the ELF levels were, other than vague twaffle from ARPANSA. To conclude that technical testing had cleared the technology without even having access to the ARPANSA ELF report is simply incompetant to their task.
IF ON DECEMBER 21, 2006 THE EXPERT PANEL HAD THE EVIDENCE THAT TECHNICAL TESTING HAD CLEARED THE TECHNOLOGY THEN WHY IS THAT EVIDENCE STILL WITHELD FROM INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS?
It will be interesting to see what the solicitors for the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance make of all this. For the sake of the women who contracted breast cancer at Toowong I hope they are more competant at their job than the expert panel.
Updated 21 December 2006: Interim Report presented to staff
On Thursday 21 December 2006, ABC Managing Director Mark Scott and Dr Bruce Armstrong met with Brisbane staff where Dr Armstrong presented the investigation panel’s third progress report.
Mark Scott told staff the panel had concluded that the number of breast cancer cases among ABC staff at Toowong over the past decade represented an unusually high incidence when compared to the general population.
However the panel had been unable to find any link to the work environment or technology in use at the Toowong site with the high incidence of breast cancer.
To date, technical testing on the site has cleared the technology in use on the site as a possible cause, but on the basis of the panel’s findings regarding the unusually high incidence of breast cancer among Toowong staff, the ABC has decided to relocate staff away from the site with the process beginning immediately.Leave a reply →