"We have astronomical numbers of people with thyroid issues and something is causing it," CAG Chairwoman Celeste Tittle said.
is just looking at TCE and saying TCE doesn't cause thyroid cancer."Tittle
said radiation, perchlorate and NDMA (nitrosodimethylamine) are contaminants known to cause thyroid diseases, and she
believes all three exist at the Wyle site.
In addition to asking the state to expand its investigation, Tittle
said the group needs more involvement from Norco
"The city's job is to protect the public.There are people calling the city and they're told there is nothing wrong with Wyle.That is not helpful.The Web site is not accessible and not updated," Tittle
said."And Jim Daniels (Norco community development director) is a CAG member and he
hasn't come in over a year."
Daniels could not be reached for comment last week.Tittle
referred to a 2004 Riverside County Grand Jury report, which urged the city of Norco to be more proactive in informing the public about Wyle contamination.The Corona-Norco Unified School District was also reprimanded by Tittle, who said Assistant Superintendent Ted Rozzi and Norco High School Principal John Johnson have not attended CAG meetings for some time.