Polluted land owners in Ohio end suit against Whirlpool

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – The owners of contaminated land in northern Ohio near where dozens of children were sickened with cancer have settled their lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp.

The move was made after Whirlpool agreed to clean up contaminated soil at the site outside Clyde where the company operates a washing machine factory.

Terms of the settlement weren’t released.

The lawsuit had accused the company of dumping potentially cancer-causing waste from the plant at the site that later became a company park.

Earlier this year, a group of families with sick children dropped their federal lawsuit against Whirlpool.

Benton Harbor, Michigan-based Whirlpool has maintained from the beginning that the families’ allegations weren’t based on scientific or medical fact.

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