Tainted Ohio Water Coming Under Increased Scrutiny

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's governor and several prominent lawmakers promise there will be a lot more attention to Lake Erie after the state's fourth-largest city was forced to tell 400,000 people to stop drinking its water.

The drinking ban in Toledo was lifted after more than two days on Monday, but the scrutiny of what happened is just beginning.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says there will be an extensive review of how the water supply became tainted with a toxin suspected to be from algae in Lake Erie.

A high-ranking state lawmaker is planning hearings on the algae fouling the lake and says he wants to hear from scientists who can say what's behind the algae.

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says more research is needed to understand how to control the blooms.


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