(BUHLER, Kan.) — The Buhler mayor says the Kansas Department of Health and Environment did not find any issues with the grade school’s water samples.
Mayor Dan Friesen says he doesn’t have any more information in regards to KDHE’s research on the incident levels of cancer in and around Buhler.
However, a KDHE spokesperson says a state epidemiologist found the rates of lung and breast cancer in Reno County as a whole are not statistically different from those of the state as a whole. The spokesperson says additional tests are ongoing.
KDHE started collecting and analyzing data from Buhler several weeks ago after complaints from residents about the high number of cancer cases in the area. Several teachers in the school district have been diagnosed with cancer in recent years.