Whirlpool Corp. says extensive soil tests show no evidence of illegal dumping or widespread contamination in an area of northern Ohio where children were among dozens of people who have been sickened in a cancer cluster.
CLYDE, Ohio - The owner of a former park in an area of northern Ohio where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more than a decade is agreeing to allow tests of the site.
This comes just weeks the announcement that soil samples at the now-closed park showed high levels of a chemical believed to increase the risk of certain cancers.
The former park near the town of Clyde had been owned by the Whirlpool Corp., which has a washing machine factory in the town.
The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/SxMT5a ) reports that Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool and the current land owner reached a verbal agreement to allow more tests.
Nearly 40 young people have been diagnosed with cancer since the mid-1990s in a 12-mile-wide circle that's between Cleveland and Toledo.
The wait for answers is far from over for parents who for years have lived with the worry of not knowing what's behind the mysterious cancers that have sickened dozens of children in a rural area of northern Ohio.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Whirlpool Corporation over Whirlpool Park and the mysterious Clyde cancer cluster.
The owner of a former park in an area of northern Ohio where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more than a decade is agreeing to allow tests of the site.
Some families whose children are part a northern Ohio cancer cluster say they're troubled after soil samples from a former park showed high levels of a chemical believed to increase the risk of certain cancers in humans.
Family members say another child linked to a cancer cluster in northern Ohio has died.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wants more federal resources to go to disease clusters, including one in Lorain County. Meanwhile, Erin Brockovitch testifies before a Senate committee on how a new law would help families.
Sen. Sherrod Brown is asking the federal government to put more money into the investigation of a child cancer cluster in a 12-mile wide circle just south of Lake Erie.