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Ohio cancer cluster families want to see EPA chief

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a northern Ohio cancer cluster want to meet with the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

An attorney representing some of the families sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this month. They want McCarthy to come to Ohio and hear their stories.

Her office says the agency is reviewing the request.

The News-Messenger in Fremont ( ) reports that the former head of the EPA promised to meet with the families in Ohio, but she never came before resigning earlier this year.

Since 1996, 35 children have been diagnosed and three have died from cancer in a 12-mile wide circle just south of Lake Erie. So far, no answers have been found.

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