Emails show that state Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli and her team are not convinced of a connection between Colonia High School in Woodbridge, NJ and a number of brain tumors among graduates and former staff.
Governor Phil Murphy said he is concerned about anecdotes of rare brain cancers possibly connected to Colonia High School, as first reported by New Jersey 101.5. He added the state is taking the matter "very seriously" but cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
A consultant hired by Woodbridge Township will be testing the air quality at Colonia High School amid questions about a possible cancer cluster. Al Lupiano, an '89 graduate, started digging after he, his sister, and his wife all developed brain tumors.