‘Do Not Drink’ Order in Effect For 500,000 Ohio Residents Because of Toxic Tap Water
Water in Toledo, Ohio and surrounding areas remained officially undrinkable on Sunday, more than 24 hours after a do-not-drink order went into place for 500,000 Ohioans.
Water at a Toledo treatment plant tested positive for a toxin on Saturday, leading the governor to declare a state of emergency in three counties, state officials told the Los Angeles Times.
In a morning news conference, Toledo’s mayor said more results from new tests on the water would be available around noon local time on Sunday: “This is not over yet,” he said.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared a state of emergency for residents of Lucas, Wood and Fulton counties early Saturday after two water samples from a Toledo water treatment plant tested positive for microcystin, a toxin possibly caused by an algae bloom in Lake Erie.
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