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The real Civil Action lawyer is back with a new way to help alleged victims of toxic waste

Nineteen-year-old Michael Gillick was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 3 1/2 months. His cancer--which has spread to his face, bones and heart, filling much of his body cavity--could kill him at any time. Michael is just one of more than 100 children with cancer in or near the small town of Toms River, N.J. (pop. 7,524). It's the kind of disproportionate grouping that epidemiologists call a "cancer cluster." Residents put the blame on local companies that allegedly discharged cancer-causing chemicals into the water supply. Determined to get the situation investigated and their community cleaned up, the families have called...

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