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Published: 8/2/2014


More of Toledo water crisis

Chemists testing water at Collins Park plant found two sample readings for microcystin that exceeded the recommended '€œdo not drink'€ standard of one microgram per liter. The advisory issued in Toledo and surrounding communities on Saturday, August 2, 2014 plunged residents into a search for finding safe water. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Simeon Washington, left, hands a two gallon jug of water to Recardo Velzquez, right, as Sandra Nonprasit, seated, waits to leave with Velzquez. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Simeon Washington, left, hands a two gallon jug of water to Recardo Velzquez, right, as Sandra Nonprasit, seated, waits to ...
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Christopher Gilmore of West Toledo holds two two gallon jugs of water at Central Catholic High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Christopher Gilmore of West Toledo holds two two gallon jugs of water at Central Catholic High School.
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Ira Brown, center, holds Jerald Brown, 1, both of South Toledo, as he walks away with some water at Central Catholic High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ira Brown, center, holds Jerald Brown, 1, both of South Toledo, as he walks away with some water at Central ...
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Citizens of Toledo and surrounding areas line up for water at Central Catholic High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Citizens of Toledo and surrounding areas line up for water at Central Catholic High School.
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Kathy Wielfaert, left, of West Toledo, walks away with two two gallon jugs of water in her arms at Central Catholic High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kathy Wielfaert, left, of West Toledo, walks away with two two gallon jugs of water in her arms at Central ...
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Volunteers unload a Salvation Army van full of bottled water from the American Red Cross at Central Catholic High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Volunteers unload a Salvation Army van full of bottled water from the American Red Cross at Central Catholic High School.
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Simeon Washington, left, 15, a junior at Central Catholic High School hands water to Osama Dudar, right, of East Toledo from a Salvation Army van full of bottled water from the American Red Cross at Central Catholic High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Simeon Washington, left, 15, a junior at Central Catholic High School hands water to Osama Dudar, right, of East Toledo ...
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Michael Kazmaier (left), manager of Kazmaier's, helped navigate the pallet to the front of the store. Assisting him was Bill Schramm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michael Kazmaier (left), manager of Kazmaier's, helped navigate the pallet to the front of the store. Assisting him was Bill ...
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Michael Kazmaier (near), manager of Kazmaier's, helped navigate the pallet to the front of the store. Assisting him was Bill Schramm. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michael Kazmaier (near), manager of Kazmaier's, helped navigate the pallet to the front of the store. Assisting him was Bill ...
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Michael Kazmaier, manager, pitches in and unloads the water. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michael Kazmaier, manager, pitches in and unloads the water.
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Michael Kazmaier, manager, pitches in and unloads the water. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michael Kazmaier, manager, pitches in and unloads the water.
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.) outside the Lucas County EMA building in Toledo, Ohio.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.) outside the Lucas County EMA building in Toledo, Ohio.
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One of the six pumps in the high service pumping station at the water treatment facility. The pumping station has the ability to distribute 120 million gallons of water in a day.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo One of the six pumps in the high service pumping station at the water treatment facility. The pumping station has ...
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One of the six pumps in the high service pumping station at the water treatment facility. Enlarge | Buy This Photo One of the six pumps in the high service pumping station at the water treatment facility.
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A schematic of the Lake Erie Water Supply System for Toledo, Ohio in one of the city's water treatment buildings.   Enlarge | Buy This Photo A schematic of the Lake Erie Water Supply System for Toledo, Ohio in one of the city's water treatment buildings.
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Jeff Martin, senior chemist, at the Toledo Waster Treatment plant, tests 13 water samples for microcystin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeff Martin, senior chemist, at the Toledo Waster Treatment plant, tests 13 water samples for microcystin.
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Jeff Martin, senior chemist, with 13 water samples for microcystin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeff Martin, senior chemist, with 13 water samples for microcystin.
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Jeff Martin, senior chemist, at the Toledo Waster Treatment plant, tests 13 water samples for microcystin. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeff Martin, senior chemist, at the Toledo Waster Treatment plant, tests 13 water samples for microcystin.
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Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins speaking with  Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.)  outside the Lucas County EMA building in Toledo, Ohio.   Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins speaking with Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.) outside the Lucas County EMA building in ...
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Jeff Calmes, administrative operations, left, and Danuta Mazur, senior chemist, in the bacti lab.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeff Calmes, administrative operations, left, and Danuta Mazur, senior chemist, in the bacti lab.
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Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins holds his third press conference of the day outside the Lucas County EMA building. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins holds his third press conference of the day outside the Lucas County EMA building.
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Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.) outside the Lucas County EMA building in Toledo, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Oh.) outside the Lucas County EMA building in Toledo, Ohio.
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The City of Toledo water treatment plant. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The City of Toledo water treatment plant.
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The high service pumping station at the water treatment facility. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The high service pumping station at the water treatment facility.
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Bill Strabler, superintendent of the pumping station, above two of the plants six pumps. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Strabler, superintendent of the pumping station, above two of the plants six pumps.
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Jefferson, left, of South Toledo, looks back as officer Kohl Man, right, loads a case of bottled water into her car at Waite High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jefferson, left, of South Toledo, looks back as officer Kohl Man, right, loads a case of bottled water into her ...
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Sargent Chris Fitzgerald, center, and other police officers and volunteers load water into citizens' cars at Waite High School. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sargent Chris Fitzgerald, center, and other police officers and volunteers load water into citizens' cars at Waite High School....
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