SANDUSKY COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Seven kids are dead in the Clyde Cancer Cluster and now news that the EPA just found a possible clue to what's killing kids in Sandusky County.
Investigator Scott Taylor just discovered that the EPA has found PCBS in the soil of the now closed recreational park that use to be owned by Whirlpool.
PCBS have been shown to cause cancer in animals and are a probable human carcinogen, according to the Feds.
Kristine Vernier, Senior Manager, Global Public and Media Relations, Whirlpool Corporation released the following statement:
We recently received notification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) related to environmental testing of our properties in the Clyde, Ohio area. As expected, all properties currently owned and controlled by Whirlpool Corporation have been found to be "clean" and within compliance standards. We also were notified that soil test results for an additional property, previously owned by Whirlpool Corporation, (located off of County Road 187/Whirlpool Road) showed unexpected results that will require further testing and evaluation.
We are working with the U.S. EPA in an effort to learn more about the results and to help us evaluate potential next steps.