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Tests near Ohio cancer cluster in works

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GREEN SPRINGS, Ohio (AP) - The owners of a former park in an area of northern Ohio where cancer has sickened dozens of children for more than a decade say more tests on the soil are being planned.

An attorney for the site's owners say tests will likely take place in February.

The U.S. EPA has said soil samples at the now-closed park showed high levels of a chemical believed to increase the risk of certain cancers.

The former park near the town of Clyde had been owned by the Whirlpool Corp., which has a washing machine factory in the town.

The News-Messenger in Fremont  reports the U.S. EPA is overseeing the testing.

Nearly 40 young people have been diagnosed with cancer since the mid-1990s in a 12-mile-wide circle that's between Cleveland and Toledo.

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