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Studies linking autism and air pollution create worries in Northampton

Studies linking autism and air pollution create worries in Northampton

When Tom Sedor first heard about Northampton Generating Co.'s bid to increase its lead emissions, he immediately thought of his autistic grandson. But it wasn't long before Sedor discovered three others in his Northampton neighborhood who struggled with the disorder. And when Sedor finally met borough resident Rose Mary Rossner, whose own tally found four people with autism near her home, the two couldn't help but wonder if there is a connection between lead emissions and autism. Rossner plans to pose that very question on Tuesday during a public hearing on the power plant's proposal to increase lead emissions by 21 times its current level. The hearing, hosted by...

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