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Toledo Blade Reports: 'Toxic' Sludge discovered at Park in Clyde Area

15 November 2012 Published in Blog
Attorney Alan W. Mortensen at a Clyde Cancer Cluster press conference on November 14, 2012 Alan W. Mortsen, one of the attorney's retained by the families of Clyde-area children who have suffered from cancer, states that though previous testing indicated the presences of cancer-causing PCBs at a former children's park previously owned by Whirlpool Corp., the recent EPA findings were a shock to the families that Mr. Mortensen and Mr. Lance represent. 

13 ABC Reports: US EPA: Evidence of Toxic Sludge at Whirlpool Park

15 November 2012 Published in Blog
There are new details in the Clyde Cancer Cluster. A new report by the US Environmental Protection Agency found high levels of PCB's and toxic metals in the soil at Whirlpool Park. Families of kids who have died from cancer are upset saying a playground was a toxic dumping area. They've hired attorneys to independently investigate that and 14 other sites.  "I want you to focus in on that," says Warren Brown during a news conference holding up a picture of his daughter Alexa who died when she was 11 years old. "This community has to be made safer," says Steve Keller, holding a picture of his grandson Kole who died at the age of six. These families have been frustrated for years.  The state health department started the cancer cluster investigation in 2006 and that report found no known cause for the high cancer rates. However the families have…

WNWO Reports: Clyde Cancer Cluster families Devastated by New EPA Findings

14 November 2012 Published in Blog
WNWO reports: "Families of residents living in the Clyde area who have been sickened by cancer say they are "devastated" by the findings of a new EPA report. According to attorneys for the family members that are part of the so-called "Clyde Cancer Cluster," the report found that Whirlpool Park was a dumping ground for PCBs and a sludge filled with toxic metals. In a statement released Tuesday, on the United States Environmental Protection Agency's findings, the victims' attorneys allege that Whirlpool did not disclose the information found in the EPA report."
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Sandusky Register Reports: Several Families affected by the Clyde-area Childhood Cancer Cluster Retained Victim's Rights Attorneys

14 November 2012 Published in Blog
The Sandusky Register Reports: "The families, including Wendy and Warren Brown, the parents of 11-year-old Alexa Brown who died of brain cancer in 2009, said in a statement late Tuesday night they're devastated a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigation found high levels of PCBs and toxic metals in the soil at Whirlpool Park.