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Clyde families urge water quality tests

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There are new details about the suspected Clyde childhood cancer cluster. Families with sick kids in the small Sandusky County community are taking action to test the water quality.

The attorney representing several families sent a letter to the mayor of Clyde asking to test the lime that is annually removed from the water treatment plant.

The letter requests that, "Our environmental team of experts be allowed to take a sample of the sludge to do detailed testing and determine whether the sludge holds any clues as to what is causing this horrible disease to Clyde's children."

City Manager Paul Fiser says yes, the city will work with the families' environmental experts and allow the team to test the lime.

Fiser says the lime removal is routine, and he has no concerns about anything being found in the lime sludge.

Lime is used at water treatment plants across the country in the water treating process to balance the PH and for hardness.

Fiser tells 13abc, "Test away. We've allowed water and air testing in town. I've got a daughter living here, plus me. I don't see any problems. I don't know what the answer is. I don't know if we'll ever find it."

The city manager says the lime will be removed in the spring. An attorney for some of the families is paying for the testing.

The city will get its own split sample to run in its own lab.

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