By Anderson, Anne; Schlichtmann, Jan; Anderson, Anne; Schlichtmann, Jan; Harr, Jonathan
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In the grimy window of Perillo’s Sub Shop, a sign read CLOSED, under which someone (perhaps Perillo himself) had added FOR GOOD. Several pizzerias survived, along with the Woburn Bowladrome, the Tanner’s Bank, and Mahoney’s Barber Shop, established in 1899. Woburn’s first commercial enterprise had been a tannery, built by the Wyman brothers in 1648. Back then the land was densely wooded, hilly in the west and north, flatter in the east where the Aberjona River flowed through marsh and bog. The Wyman brothers prospered until King Phillip’s War, when John Wyman’s eldest son was killed by Indians in a swamp fight.
He made no mention of leukemia, and Charles did not press him for a diagnosis. “If he knew what Jimmy had, he would have told us,” Charles said to Anne. The Andersons had guests for dinner that Saturday night. In the kitchen, Anne wept. Nothing Charles said could dissuade her from the conviction that Jimmy had leukemia. The disease held a particular terror for Anne. In 1950, when she was fourteen years old and growing up in Somerville, a girl who lived in her neighborhood had gotten leukemia and died within a matter of weeks.
EISBN: 978-0-307-80478-5 1. – —Trials, litigation, etc. 2. R. —Trials, litigation, etc. 3. Trials (Toxic torts)—Massachusetts—Boston. 4. Groundwater—Pollution—Law and legislation—Massachusetts—Woburn. 5. Drinking water—Contamination—Massachusetts—Woburn. 6. Liability for water pollution damages—Massachusetts—Woburn. 7. Schlichtmann, Jan. I. Title. 1 For Diane Apollon Harr To the Reader This is a work of nonfiction. All the characters and events depicted in this book are real. Much of the material comes from my own observations over a period of eight years, beginning in the winter of 1986, and from repeated interviews with those persons directly involved.