More Testing Planned Near Cancer Cluster

Apr 29, 2013

Testing is being planned for a closed Ohio park near an area of northern Ohio where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more than a decade.

The park once owned by appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. sits near the town of Clyde where Whirlpool has a washing machine factory. The company says it will pay for over 300 soil and water samples at the site in the village of Green Springs. The U.S. EPA has said soil samples at the now-closed park showed high levels of a chemical believed to increase the risk of certain cancers. Nearly 40 young people have been diagnosed with cancer since the mid-1990s in a 12-mile-wide circle between Cleveland and Toledo.