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Lead contamination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the city of Columbus more than $5 million to remediate health hazards in older homes and low-income residential units. 

Lead-based paint was extremely popular in the early and mid-20th century — used in an estimated 38 million homes across the U.S. before it was banned for residential use in 1978.

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Governor Mike DeWine says the Ohio Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for it's Children's Health Insurance Program initiative, designed to enhance and expand Medicaid's lead abatement program. 

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March 15 was the deadline for Governor Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget.

When the drinking water in Flint, Mich., became contaminated with lead, causing a major public health crisis, 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao took notice.

The Columbus Division of Water says testing conducted this summer shows the municipal water supply contains very low but safe levels of lead.

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The Ohio EPA says nearly all of the state's public drinking water systems have turned in maps showing the locations of lead pipes.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says half of the state's public drinking water systems are in danger of missing a deadline requiring them to map out their lead pipes. 

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Democratic State Representative John Boccieri is calling for better support for local communities dealing with lead contamination in their water supplies.

Lead contamination in tap water in Flint, Michigan, Sebring, Ohio and other cities highlights problems with America's aging water systems.

A former Ohio Environmental Protection Agency supervisor who appealed her firing over the handling of lead in the village of Sebring's drinking water has been rehired in a new job with the agency.

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Ohio State University says unsafe levels of lead were found in water at five apartments in Buckeye Village.

Drinking fountains at a Franklin County school have been turned off after tests found high levels of lead in the water.

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The state has charged the former Sebring water plant manager with failing to alert residents after high levels of lead were detected last summer.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a bill requiring public water systems to alert residents faster when high lead levels are detected. 

State lawmakers could vote this week on a plan requiring public water systems to alert residents within two days after high levels of lead are detected.

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Water fixtures in the Granville Exempted Village school district will be replaced after testing found elevated levels of lead.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fired two employees and demoted a third over their handling of lead contamination in Sebring's drinking water.

Recent lead contamination in water systems in Sebring, Ohio and  Flint, Michigan, are prompting Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio to co-sponsor legislation aimed at alerting communities faster when their water supply is contaminated.

Cleanup Underway for Former Moraine Junkyard

Apr 29, 2013

Federal and state environmental officials are working to clean up a site in Moraine containing rusted drums of arsenic and lead that could affect the region's drinking water.