Last week the Columbus Division of Water announced that rains and showers have driven contaminants into the Scioto River, raising nitrate levels in the water-drinking supply, making it unsafe for pregnant women and infants to drink tap water in some areas of northwest Columbus. From the Flint water crisis to nitrate warnings in northwest Columbus: exploring water quality.
*The nitrate warning has officially been lifted.
- Dr. Teresa Long, Health Commissioner, Columbus Public Health
- Rod Dunn, manager of water quality research, City of Columbus
- Kristy Meyer, Managing Director of Agricultural, Health and Clean Water Programs, Ohio Environmental Council
- Ron Fonger, reporter, The Flint Journal and MLive
This show originally aired on July 6, 2016 at 10 a.m.