Clyde Cancer Cluster: EPA to collect samples for possible contamination

SANDUSKY COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - New developments on a deadly cancer cluster in Northwest Ohio. Six children have died, and many others are sick.

On Monday, the U.S. EPA will collect soil, air and water samples at sites in Eastern Sandusky County looking for possible contamination.

The EPA involvement comes after 19 Action News Reporter Scott Taylor demanded a federal investigation after the State of Ohio could not find a cause since 2006.

U.S. EPA will also be conducting "geophysical" surveys, which use magnetic and radar sensing to show possible burial places for waste. U.S. EPA is focusing on 14 sites identified by Ohio state agencies.

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