Getting Action: Feds travel to Clyde, OH to investigate Cancer Cluster
August 19, 2011 at 1:25 AM EST - Updated June 25 at 4:04 AM
CLYDE, OH (WOIO)
Six children have died and many more are sick. They are all trapped in a Cancer Cluster in Clyde, Ohio.
And for the first time ever, federal officials are reaching out to these families.
Reporter Scott Taylor is getting action on an investigation he's been working on for months.
After five years, the feds finally set foot in Sandusky County and in the middle of the Clyde Cancer Cluster, but some parents say it wasn't worth the trip.
Parent after parent told Scott Taylor that they are hearing the same song and dance from the feds that they heard from state officials for the past five years.
They have no idea what's killing these kids. So far six dead and more than 30 with cancer.
Officials are still telling parents we probably won't find a cause and that has parents steaming mad.
"There is nothing new under the sun. We are still at square one," said one angry parent.
"This was a fact finding mission. Once we had this additional information...." Susan Hedman of the EPA began.
"But Susan, with all due respect, fact finding? You've got to be kidding me," Reporter Scott Taylor interrupted. "This has been going on since 2006. Fact finding? Parents don't understand that."
"Well, as I said, we are here to gather more information, and we want to build on the work that has already been done. I'm going to take this back and review it and we will return with the administrator," Hedman replied.
One set of parents left early, not impressed with the feds.
"It's really frustrating and they hold us up like they are doing this wonderful thing and it's totally useless."
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