CLYDE, OH (Toledo News Now) - Several members of the families of children who have died or been diagnosed with cancer in what has become known as the "Clyde Children's Cancer Cluster" have retained their own team of environmental experts to begin various environmental testing this week.
Beginning on Monday, environmental engineer Joel Hebdon will begin various tests in the Clyde area. Hebdon is a specialist in hazardous and nuclear waste policy, sustainability and environmental program management. He has executive-level experience as a program director with Department of Energy and Department of Defense. He is also an expert in earned value, project controls, ES&H, quality assurance, RCRA/CERCLA, DOE project management.
Hebdon will be doing dust particulate testing in various attics in homes in hopes of locating a timeline of airborne particles that may solve the mystery as to what has been causing the recognized childhood cancer cluster in Clyde. Hebdon and assistant Michael Wise will be dressed in full hazardous materials outfits, including dust masks, for testing.
On Tuesday, Hebdon will be taking samples of the sludge at the bottom of the Clyde Reservoir.
On Wednesday, Hebdon, in cooperation with representatives from Clyde City, will be taking samples from the lime sludge at the Clyde Water Treatment plant.
Read more on the history of the Clyde Cancer Cluster:
- Clyde Nov. 14 Employee Letter
- Alexa Brown 5K to take place in Clyde on Saturday
- Fundraiser being held for Clyde child diagnosed with cancer
- EPA: Dump sites not to blame for Clyde Cancer Cluster
- EPA begins to study Clyde Cancer Cluster
- EPA sampling 14 sites in Clyde, OH Monday
- Clyde family hosts golf benefit for cancer cluster
- Sen. Brown writes EPA, CDC for more Clyde funding
- Clyde students earn state award for cancer documentary
- Clyde Cancer Cluster update: The Browns go to Washington
- Moving forward on Clyde cancer cluster
- Clyde students take action against childhood cancer
- Clyde families want cancer cluster maps
- Clyde update: Latta secures $10M for cancer research
- Clyde's Warren Brown asks for national attention on cancer cluster -- and gets it
- Clyde's Alexa Brown has taken turn for worse
- Alexa's Journey: Clyde rides for Alexa
- UPDATED: EPA testing drinking water in Clyde
- Alexa Brown heading home to Clyde
- Health Dept: Clyde cancer cluster confirmed but cause unknown
- WTOL Editorial: We'll continue fight for answers in Clyde
- EPA found nothing suspicious in Clyde
- EPA finds nothing suspicious in Clyde water
- Cancer Cluster: Clyde finally seeing some action on cancer triggers
- Editorial Response: Viewers respond to Clyde cancer editorial
- State of Ohio launches web site on Clyde cancer probe
- WTOL Editorial: Clyde parents deserve answers
- Cancer Cluster: Clyde parents demand answers from health officials
- Hundreds attend fundraiser for Clyde cancer kids
- Woman takes action in Clyde cancer cluster study
- Clyde cancer study mom loses battle