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.
TOLEDO, Ohio - Family members say another child linked to a cancer cluster in northern Ohio has died.
That brings the number of child deaths to four in the rural area where 35 children have been diagnosed with cancer since 1996.
John Kistler of Fremont tells Toledo TV station WTOL that his 13-year-old son Haden died on Saturday.
Haden has lived in Clark Fork, Idaho, with his mother in recent years, but before that he had lived in Ohio's Sandusky County, where investigators say the cancer cluster is centered. He developed a brain tumor in 2009.
Investigators in Ohio have not identified what is causing the illnesses within a 12-mile-wide circle that includes two small towns just south of Lake Erie.
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.