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Cancer-linked chemical found inside Kansas aircraft hangar


February 21, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More than 50 personnel at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas may have been exposed to dangerous levels of a compound linked to cancer that was found inside an aircraft hangar last year, according to internal memos.

Contamination by hexavalent chrominium, the subject of the case featured in the movie "Eric Brockovich", was documented in multiple base memos from October 2019 to January 2020, McClatchy reported. The chemical can be used as an anti-corrosion agent and "is found in paints and primers used on the KC-135 and to a lesser extent the KC-46."

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