26 August 1997
Waste-in-water claim over Kent CJD cluster
KENTS domestic water supply could be responsible for a cluster of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the county, according to new allegations.
Gary Skillet is a former building contractor at Canterbury Mills, near Godmersham, a plant where animal carcasses that may have had bovine spongiform encephalopathy were rendered. He claimed that liquid waste was poured down a well.
The plant and the Environment Agency denied the allegation.