EPA: Dump sites not to blame for Clyde Cancer Cluster - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

EPA: Dump sites not to blame for Clyde Cancer Cluster

CLYDE, OH (Toledo News Now) - The United States Environmental Protection Agency found nothing to indicate dump sites are to blame for the Easter Sandusky County Childhood Cancer Cluster.

In a report released on July 11, the EPA cleared 13 of the 14 dump sites evaluated in the study, but said the 14th could not be eliminated since the property owners of McGrath Dump did not allow their testers access to the property.  Officials with the EPA say they plan to follow up with McGrath, but the study leaves victims' families with more questions, not the answers they had hoped for.

Wendy and Warren Brown lost their daughter Alexa to cancer in 2008.  Alexa was one of 35 people in the area diagnosed with cancer and considered part of the cluster.

The Browns say although the study was available on July 11, they just became aware of it today.

"Am I frustrated? To some degree I have to say yes. You know I thought we had developed somewhat of a good rapport with the lead investigators and communications specialist from region 5. Even an e-mail or text message or anything saying ‘hey go look at the website the items are out there' would have been nice," said Warren Brown, Alexa's father.

Brown says he is also frustrated with the pace of the investigation.

"Investigations should not have to take 6 years to be completed. In this case and I've voiced it before. Everything has been too little, I shouldn't say too little, I think the investigations have been mostly thorough, so I don't want to say too little, but they've been too late," said Brown.

Copyright 2012 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Addressing mental health in our community

    Addressing mental health in our community

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:21:14 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    It just takes a phone call to police, Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services or Rescue Mental Health. These agencies have formed a strong partnership, creating a system that can prevent a tragedy.

    More >>

    It just takes a phone call to police, Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services or Rescue Mental Health. These agencies have formed a strong partnership, creating a system that can prevent a tragedy.

    More >>
  • Grill used to heat home sparks east Toledo deadly fire

    Grill used to heat home sparks east Toledo deadly fire

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:25:53 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    A deadly fire in east Toledo is under investigation. It happened on East Broadway near Oakdale Elementary School, early Saturday morning.  Barb Robinson knew the man who died. "He was a good man," said Robinson about Gordon Guhl. She stopped by the home Monday afternoon, after hearing about the fire. Robinson said she's known Guhl for decades. She said unfortunately, he lost his way. "His girlfriend passed away and he was just on his o...More >>
    A deadly fire in east Toledo is under investigation. It happened on East Broadway near Oakdale Elementary School, early Saturday morning.  Barb Robinson knew the man who died. "He was a good man," said Robinson about Gordon Guhl. She stopped by the home Monday afternoon, after hearing about the fire. Robinson said she's known Guhl for decades. She said unfortunately, he lost his way. "His girlfriend passed away and he was just on his o...More >>
  • Lourdes University gets recognized for growth

    Lourdes University gets recognized for growth

    Monday, April 23 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-04-23 19:48:28 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Lourdes University immensely within the last decade and it is not going unnoticed. The university's President Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek addressed the school's growth at the Rotary Club Monday afternoon. Dr. Gawelek has been president for less than two years but has achieved a lot in her time at the school. Lourdes has achieved its 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning commission. On the athletic side of things, Lourdes has made national and international new...

    More >>

    Lourdes University immensely within the last decade and it is not going unnoticed. The university's President Dr. Mary Ann Gawelek addressed the school's growth at the Rotary Club Monday afternoon. Dr. Gawelek has been president for less than two years but has achieved a lot in her time at the school. Lourdes has achieved its 10-year accreditation from the Higher Learning commission. On the athletic side of things, Lourdes has made national and international new...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly