Whirlpool beginning soil, water testing at former park in northern Ohio area where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more than a decade, resulting in federal civil lawsuit against company
May 20, 2013
– Whirlpool Corp. is beginning soil and water testing at a former park in a northern Ohio area where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more than a decade.
The Michigan-based appliance manufacturer has a washing machine factory in the nearby town of Clyde and once owned the park. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said initial soil samples found high levels of a chemical believed to increase the risk of certain cancers.
Whirlpool has said it will pay for more than 300 test samples.
Toledo's WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/Z8g8Cf ) reports Whirlpool's vice president of communications said there's no scientific evidence to support allegations that the company is linked to the cancer cluster.
A recent federal civil lawsuit by cancer cluster families alleges Whirlpool's plant spread a suspected cancer-causing compound into nearby neighborhoods.
Information from: WTOL-TV, http://www.wtol.com
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