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32 years after poisoning, cleanup launched at arsenic site

Aug 06, 2019 - Associated Press

KENT, N.Y. (AP) - In the weeks after they moved from New York City to their dream home in the leafy countryside, Norman and Alicia Berns grew ill with nausea, numbness and crushing fatigue.

She tried to restore her health by drinking plenty of water, but that turned out to be the worst thing she could do.

"We were just getting progressively sicker, and the doctors couldn't figure out why," said Norman Berns.

Tests eventually revealed the Bernses had arsenic poisoning. They were...