Lawsuit blames Whirlpool for Clyde Cancer Cluster
Posted in Health & Wellness on March 30, 2013
Cancer is a horrific disease that has touched every one of us in some way. It is especially awful when children are struck by the disease. And if children are getting cancer because of a company’s wrong-doing, then someone must be held accountable. Can you imagine a company profiting while causing children to get cancer?
A $750 million class action lawsuit filed Thursday attempts to link Whirlpool Corp. with what has become known in the area as the “Clyde Cancer Cluster.” The suit, filed in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court, alleges the company dumped toxic chemicals at the former Whirlpool Park in Green Springs.
Nearly 40 young people in the area have been diagnosed with cancer since the mid-1990s.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that high levels of a chemical believed to increase the risk of certain cancers were discovered in soil samples from a former park that Whirlpool once owned near the town of Clyde. The company has a washing machine factory in Clyde. However, the findings did not specifically link the contaminants with the cancer cluster. And Whirlpool has not been linked to the chemicals.
More tests are planned to find more information about the chemicals found in the soil. They are seeking answers as to where they came from, and what link, if any, they have to the Clyde Cancer Cluster.
If these chemicals are tied to the cancer cases, the responsible parties must be held accountable and the affected families must be given some measure of justice. How can you put a price tag on the pain and suffering the young victims and their families have suffered and are suffering?
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