Sunday, August 3, 2014
Amazing: 400,000 can't drink water in northwest Ohio after nasty toxins found in water from treatment plant. Panic sets in as people flood markets. Full report here but does not include cause. Mayor "faulted agricultural fertilizer runoff, sewage overflows up in Michigan,' and other pollution for Toledo’s problem. "I don’t believe we’ll ever be back to normal, the mayor said. 'But this is not going to be our new normal. We’re going to fix this. Our city is not going to be abandoned.'" UPDATE Now 500,000 and state of emergency declared. SUNDAY Update: New tests do not offer assurance so no change on emergency. Monday Update: Mayor finally lifts bans on drinking for 500,000.
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