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Parents Of Kids In Cancer Cluster Want To Meet With EPA Chief

Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a  cancer cluster in Clyde want to meet with the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  An attorney representing some of the families sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this month. They want McCarthy to come to Ohio and hear their stories. Her office says the agency is reviewing the request. Since 1996, 35 kids have been diagnosed and three have died from cancer in a 12-mile wide circle in Clyde. So far, no answers have been found. Families sued the Whirlpool Corporation in May raising questions about a chemical compound found in homes near the company's plant. Last month, the company filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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