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Ohio (Toledo area) Water crisis: still waiting for answers
ABC13 ^ | 08/01/14 | Jonathan Keilholz

Posted on 08/02/2014 2:08:10 PM PDT by machogirl

Governor John Kasich has issued a state of emergency for Lucas County and surrounding communities due to algae toxins detected in the water during routine testing.

Do not drink the water. Alternative water should be used for drinking, making infant formula, making ice, brushing teeth and preparing food. Pets should not drink the water.

Do not boil the water.. Boiling the water will not destroy the toxins. It will increase the concentration of the toxins.

Consuming water containing algal toxins may result in abnormal liver function, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, numbness or dizziness. Seek medical attention if you feel you have been exposed to algal toxins and are having adverse health effects. Skin contact with contaminated water can cause irritation or rashes. Contact a veterinarian immediately if pets or livestock show signs of illness.

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KEYWORDS: contamination; ohio; toledo; toxins; water
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Apparently many stores in the area have run out of bottled water. Can't use water at all for: bathing, brushing teeth, animals, people and any fruit or veggies bought in the last 24 hours should be thrown away. Can NOT Boil then use the water either.

Any Ohio Freepers around?

1 posted on 08/02/2014 2:08:10 PM PDT by machogirl
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To: machogirl

wow, that sounds really bad


2 posted on 08/02/2014 2:08:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

YEs it does. They are going to have to truck in some water pronto!


3 posted on 08/02/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: GeronL

Doesn’t sound good. They are having to distribute water and what’s going to happen when there isn’t any more to sell/distribute.

Supposedly people are driving up to 100 miles to buy bottle water.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 2:10:37 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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5 posted on 08/02/2014 2:10:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL

Calls for restaurants to shutter and people to leave if they can.

Not fear mongering, but they claim it’s algae. With as many unknowns that we have crossing the border and the Middle Eastern “tourists” that have been visiting water supplies...


6 posted on 08/02/2014 2:14:11 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

I agree with your skepticism.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 2:32:10 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: machogirl

HAB (Harmful Algal Bloom) caused by excess nutrients (particularly phosphorus and nitrogen) in the water due to runoff from livestock pens....
We’ve had a lot of rain lately. Here’s more on HAB:

http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Centers/HABS/faqs_causes_habs.html


8 posted on 08/02/2014 2:33:13 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Thanks for the info.
That’s a LOT of people that have to go without water.

I guess the Govt. after the drill yesterday in New York, gets to crisis on this.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 2:36:39 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Wal-Mart and FEMA will truck some in.

I just hope it doesn’t hit more than one area at a time.


10 posted on 08/02/2014 2:37:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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11 posted on 08/02/2014 2:38:22 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: GeronL

What should be more worrisome is the EPA report that this can hang around for some 30 odd days...


12 posted on 08/02/2014 2:38:51 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: GeronL

Hope not. Walmart (closest to me) as been having a LOT of empty shelves lately in the food/water part of the store.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 2:39:30 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: EBH

Geez. How many people are effected? A half a million?


14 posted on 08/02/2014 2:40:04 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

AT least 400,000 Ohio side, Michigan is affected as well.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 2:40:54 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: fivecatsandadog
due to runoff from livestock pens....

Or Obama opened his mouth again.

16 posted on 08/02/2014 2:42:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: machogirl

I wonder what that is about?


17 posted on 08/02/2014 2:44:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: EBH

That is huge. From time to time we get well water contaminated in the smaller towns surrounding Phoenix. Maybe there might be thousands effected.

1/2 a million is too huge to fathom if water is disrupted for days.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 2:46:05 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: RedMDer

due to runoff from livestock pens....

Actually I believe the EPA introduced a new regulation this spring regarding this effect.

Sort of convenient isn’t it now to have nearly half a million people without water.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 2:47:40 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: GeronL

Something I read, related it to inflation. They can’t afford more employees to stock the shelves.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 2:48:05 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

That is why it took Kasich less than 12 hours to declare a SOE and call in the National Guard....LOL...


21 posted on 08/02/2014 2:49:06 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: machogirl

That still sounds strange. Is it something local or in that state? or are they just too busy?

Wal-Mart was famous for it’s supply chain and getting things there on time. At one point they even offered to teach their competitors to do it too.

Times always change I guess.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 2:54:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: machogirl

Preppers should be able to distill the water for safe use, eh?


23 posted on 08/02/2014 2:54:25 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: blam

Sounds like boiling will just make it worse.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 2:56:01 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL
Distilling...recondensing the steam during the boiling process. I do believe it will leave the toxins in the boiling pot...not in the steam.

Someone will be along in a minute and clear it up.

I have to go to a poker party now.

25 posted on 08/02/2014 3:02:20 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: EBH

We will get insight as to how people will react when the doo doo hits the fan.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 3:06:43 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...
This is some very serious S#!%. I just talk to a Berkey Water filter Rep and this is what she told me:

Nicole 15:49
At this time, we haven't have data for Microcystin. It is a toxin produced by the bacteria. So even though the Black Berkey Elements can remove 99.9999% of bacteria, we cannot be certain it will remove this toxin. Therefore, we cannot recommend using the Berkey Elements to filter water contaminated with Microcystin.

If a Berkey Water Filter can't make it fit to drink I wonder how it ever will every be fit to drink! Berkeys are used to make good drinkable water by many people working in third world hell holes were passable water is what we would call sludge. Looks to me that the excrement has collided with the rotating air circulator!
27 posted on 08/02/2014 3:06:50 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

That doesn’t sound good at all.

Usually, they just blend it with untainted water until it is under the EPA PPM levels. Unless it’s something really bad.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 3:08:37 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: blam

I hope that works if that is what people are doing


29 posted on 08/02/2014 3:10:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jocon307

Didn’t they just ship in a bunch if illegal immigrants into TNT area in the past few weeks?

Wow, talk about fast consequences...: )


30 posted on 08/02/2014 3:12:35 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Didn’t they just ship in a bunch if illegal immigrants into that area in the past few weeks?

Wow, talk about fast consequences...: )


31 posted on 08/02/2014 3:13:03 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: machogirl

Wonder if the press is making fun of preppers now?


32 posted on 08/02/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

You have a really GOOD point!


33 posted on 08/02/2014 3:17:46 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

Gov. Kasich is up for re-election this year. You just know the way he handles this water shortage will be judged very harshly by his opponent, an Ed Fitzgerald. This water shortage is not necessarily the Governors’ fault. The over-fertilization of local water has been going on unabated for years. I recall in 1974 when I heard that Lake Erie in Ohio had actually caught on fire, so thick it had become with sludge and discarded fuel residues.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 3:22:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Kartographer
I would be diverting my down spouts into the rain barrels. Should be safe after being filtered through the AquaCera Ceracarb or even the Sawyer Mini.

Wonder how much of the rainfall around there contains evaporation from the lake and if the rain could still hold the toxin?

35 posted on 08/02/2014 3:23:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Eagles6

Save


36 posted on 08/02/2014 3:31:32 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where? If not us then who?)
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To: lee martell

Rahm and the Dems will never let a crisis go to waste.
I don’t remember that sludge stuff in the 70’s.
Just hearing about the “Erie Canal”.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 3:32:56 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

no offense to either of you it was the Cuyahoga River lol


38 posted on 08/02/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: machogirl

My son moved to Columbus a few months back...any FReepers could tell me if this affects the whole state or near Columbus I would be most grateful. ..I am not familiar with that geography. ..sorry for my ignorance on that.
Hope for a quick resolution for you guys. Stay safe and God bless.


39 posted on 08/02/2014 3:42:42 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: thackney; TheOldLady; mylife

Have y’all read about this?


40 posted on 08/02/2014 3:45:18 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Oh yeah.


41 posted on 08/02/2014 3:52:43 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Kartographer

I knew something was going to happen.

Yesterday I cleaned out the garage and tossed 4 dozen empty 2 liter bottles.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 3:57:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (IRONY)
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To: GeronL

Wait till Pelosi tries to blame this on fracking.


43 posted on 08/02/2014 4:04:05 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: EBH

I need Geography Bee, lol.


44 posted on 08/02/2014 4:13:54 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: 4everontheRight

Haven’t heard that it’s that area. Toledo and Lower Michigan.


45 posted on 08/02/2014 4:15:03 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: machogirl

I just pinged my cousin in Toledo. I’ll post what I hear from her, if anything new.


46 posted on 08/02/2014 5:04:02 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Kartographer

Yikes! That’s SRS BZNS!


47 posted on 08/02/2014 5:10:11 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: EBH

I lived in that area for a long time. It seems to me that algae blooms happened every year in Lake Erie; especially in a warm year. Now it seems it is a disaster. Just saying...


48 posted on 08/02/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT by rrebo
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