Kaptur: Public has right to results of Toledo water tests
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:33:49 GMT —
TOLEDO - As Toledo's water crisis nears the start of its third day, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur is urging officials to release water sample findings pertinent to the emergency.
Rep. Kaptur has urged the USEPA to increase general public understanding about the Toledo crisis by making the results available to the public.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins has said results of water tests will only be given to the public once all testing is complete. He does not expect that to be until at least 1 a.m. Monday.
The only information given to the public thus far has been that the results thus far continue to show progress in terms of lowered contamination levels.
USEPA stated that although it is performing the tests on samples from the Toledo plant and distribution facilities, the Ohio EPA in fact has "the lead" in the investigation. Administrator Hedman said the agency would make an effort to get clearance from the state EPA.
"Whether it's the state EPA or the federal EPA makes no difference. The public deserves transparency," Kaptur said.
"The public has a right to know."