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Investigations begin into Ohio fertility clinic malfunction

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Outside investigations are beginning into what went wrong at an Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen embryos and eggs may have been destroyed.

Two accreditation organizations and the Ohio Department of Health say they'll look into the clinic run by University Hospitals near Cleveland.

It's not clear yet what caused the storage tank failure and a second one in San Francisco on March 4.

The College of American Pathology in Chicago is among those investigating.

The group tells The Plain Dealer that the Ohio clinic could lose its accreditation if it's found out of compliance. But it says it doesn't have the power to shut down the clinic.

The Ohio Department of Health is investigating whether University Hospitals is in compliance with federal rules for Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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