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EPA study of dumps reveals no cancer cluster answers

Tom Jackson • Jul 31, 2012 at 11:02 AM

The search goes on for the cause of a cluster of cancer cases among children in the Clyde area.

The U.S. EPA began a survey of 14 old dump sites in February this year, taking samples of soil and water. It  has released a series of reports on its survey and posted them at epa.gov/region5/cleanup/easternsandusky/index.html.

The agency reviewed information from 13 of the 14 sites and did not find any major health threats, said Joshua Singer, a U.S. EPA spokesman.

"U.S. EPA did not find contamination at levels that pose a threat to human health and will not take further action at those sites.  EPA continues to work on the remaining site," Singer said.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

Dump sites probed by the U.S. EPA

Amert Lagoon

Bellevue City Dump

Clyde City Dump

Formulated Products

Golembioski Dump

Green Creek Township Dump

Leach Dump

McGrath Dump

Meggitt Landfill

Riley Township Dump

Townsend Township Dump

Whirlpool Manufacturing

Wickerham Drum

York Township Dump

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