the republic logo

Toledo will test daily, not weekly, for toxin that led to water crisis last year by Lake Erie

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

TOLEDO, Ohio — Officials in Toledo say they'll do daily water testing for the dangerous toxin that led to a water crisis in the region a year ago.

Water samples are taken from Lake Erie near the city's water-system intake. The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/1gqvEDI ) reports the city had said Wednesday that it would use weekly testing but quickly reversed course with the mayor's Thursday announcement about daily testing.

The city said earlier this week that it had detected the first signs of microcystin, which comes from blue-green algae and can sicken people and animals. Last year, it left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan without safe tap water for two days.

Officials say tests show the amount of toxin is at a level easily treated by water plant operators.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Places:

 

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.