Chemical leak didn't hurt Stillwater neighborhood, federal agency says

Tuesday, October 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Stillwater-AP) -- A government report says that a Stillwater neighborhood's health problems aren't related to a chemical leak at a nearby industrial plant.

Health problems have been reported in a neighborhood near the Moore Business Forms plant. But the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry says the problems aren't related to a chemical that's contaminating the ground water.

The agency's report says the complaints aren't consistent with the chemical known as tetrachloroethylene.

The chemical is similar to one that leaked into the ground near the plant. It was discovered by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality in 1992.

The report says medical problems associated with exposure to the chemical include dizziness, confusion, nausea and other problems.