chemicals http://wrvo.org en National study finds elevated rates of cancer and neurological disease amongst IBM Endicott workers http://wrvo.org/post/national-study-finds-elevated-rates-cancer-and-neurological-disease-amongst-ibm-endicott <p></p><p>Like many in Endicott, Wanda Hudak has a long history with IBM.</p><p>There’s a clear view of the company’s campus, now the Huron campus, from the garden in her backyard. She’s lived in Endicott her whole life, and worked at IBM as a nurse during the 1970s before becoming the town’s representative on the county legislature.</p><p>“I’m a real hard-nose 'I love Endicott' girl, ok?" Hudak said. "My dad worked in the Endicott-Johnson factory. My mom was a wonderful seamstress, made a good living doing that. I went to school at Union-Endicott.”</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:01:46 +0000 Matt Richmond 50276 at http://wrvo.org National study finds elevated rates of cancer and neurological disease amongst IBM Endicott workers Chemical exposure at Goodyear’s Niagara Falls plant will impact workers for years to come http://wrvo.org/post/chemical-exposure-goodyear-s-niagara-falls-plant-will-impact-workers-years-come <p>“You know the guys used to joke to me, they’d be like, man Goodyear’s been good to you Harry. They gave you a wife, because that’s where I met Diane, you have a father-in-law that you worked for, and the other thing you got at Goodyear was bladder cancer so you know, you got everything."</p><p></p><p>We’re well into the holiday season, when I sit down with Harry and Diane Weist in their renovated farmhouse in western New York. Our conversation’s interrupted a few times by their little chihuahua, who likes to get in on the act.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:12:38 +0000 Matthew Leonard 49140 at http://wrvo.org Chemical exposure at Goodyear’s Niagara Falls plant will impact workers for years to come