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Today's Herald Sun article
TO ALL CFA MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This morning's Herald Sun contains an article by Ruth Lamperd that makes a number of very serious allegations linking CFA's Training College at Fiskville to cancers in CFA members and their families.
These are very serious claims. The first time that we became aware of this report was yesterday when we were asked for comment by the Herald Sun.
We are very concerned for the health of our current and former CFA employees.
As a result of the Herald Sun report, CFA is now making enquiries into the report of 1990.
It is important to note that this morning's report from the Herald Sun web site says: "Most of the drums were eventually dug up and disposed of properly."
CFA will move today to engage a hygienist to prepare a report for CFA. There is no evidence that there is any risk to current visitors or users of the CFA training facility at Fiskville.
As this matter develops, we will endeavour to keep CFA members informed.