Ohio EPA Fires 2, Demotes 1 Employee Related To Handling Of Lead In Water

(February 18, 2016, 2:12 PM EST) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) on Feb. 17 fired two employees and demoted a third in connection with concerns related to lead in the drinking water in Sebring, Ohio, concluding that the three employees all played a part in failing to ensure that situation was properly handled.

Specifically, an OEPA investigation determined that an employee in the OEPA central office who is responsible for sending laboratory results from office failed to ensure that data was provided to the field office to help...
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