Ohio Lawmaker Calls for Better Coordination on Lead Contamination Cases
by Mitch Felan, originally posted on February 04, 2017
Youngstown area state Representative John Boccieri is calling for better support for local communities dealing with lead contamination.
He says that local water authority operators are understaffed, and have trouble following through with health departments and residents on cases of contamination.
Sebring, which experienced high lead levels in its tap water last year, is in Boccieri’s district.
The Ohio EPA failed to notify residents about the problem for six months.
Boccieri says better local coordination will allow for safer communities