TOLEDO-- The owners of polluted land in northern Ohio are joining a civil lawsuit filed by families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster.
The group's lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. links the firm's washing machine factory in the northern Ohio city of Clyde in Sandusky County to the cancer cases.
Benton Harbor, Michigan-based Whirlpool says the allegations are baseless and not based on scientific or medical fact.
The lawsuit says a chemical compound suspected of causing cancer came from the Whirlpool plant near where 35 children have been diagnosed with cancer and three have died since the mid-1990s.
The Sandusky Register reports that the owners of what was once known as Whirlpool Park joined the lawsuit that claims the company dumped potentially cancer-causing waste at the site.