Ohio's Federal EPA Director questioned about the Clyde Cancer Cluster
NORTH OLMSTED, OH (WOIO) -
For a year now, Ohio has been consulting with the feds on all the testing they have done in Clyde, Ohio.
Friday, 19 Action News Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor discovered EPA Director Lisa Jackson has never even heard of the "cancer cluster" in Sandusky County that has already killed six kids.
The Clyde Cancer Cluster is a 14 mile stretch in Sandusky County where six kids have died and 30 other children fell ill.
The state of Ohio says they can't figure it out, even after five years of testing.
Parents and 19 Action News have been asking since 2010 to bring in federal investigators to help solve the mystery and here's why they might not be showing up...
Federal EPA Director Lisa Jackson has no idea what's happening in Clyde, Ohio.
19 Action News caught up with Jackson as she toured MOEN World Headquarters in North Olmsted. MOEN is the 2010 EPA Watersense partner of the year.
Jackson sadly seemed to have no idea of the Clyde Cancer Cluster.
Later the EPA sent us this statement:
"The Administrator learned of the situation in Clyde today while in Ohio. She is concerned about the details as they were explained to her and directed senior regional staff to follow up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lead federal agency helping to asses the situation in Clyde. Administrator Jackson also made a commitment to meet with the residents of Clyde, and will fulfill that commitment." - EPA Spokeswoman, Adora Andy
Jackson wasn't aware? The EPA and Jackson got a letter from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown in February detailing the cluster in Clyde and asking Jackson for help. The EPA tells Scott Taylor that doesn't change a thing but Jackson will meet with parents of the kids. YOU GOT TO LOVE THAT!
19 Action News will keep you updated on how this investigation shakes out.
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