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Tue Jan 26, 2016, 10:00 AM

Lead Poisoning Strikes Another U.S. Town [View all]

Source: Agence France-Presse

Lead Poisoning Strikes Another U.S. Town

Jan 26, 2016 09:12 AM ET // by AFP

A lead poisoning scandal has struck a second US town, with schools closed Monday in Sebring, Ohio, and the water treatment plant operator accused of falsifying reports.

Elevated lead levels were detected months ago but local officials failed to warn residents until last week despite pressure from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Some 8,100 people rely on the Sebring water system.

The agency said it has “reason to suspect that the operator falsified reports” and has asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal division for help with the investigation.

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A spokeswoman for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said she could not release further details about what types of reports were allegedly falsified or speculate as to why Sebring officials failed to warn the public.

Read more: http://news.discovery.com/human/health/lead-poisoning-strikes-another-us-town-160126.htm

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