Ohio EPA Testing Sediment for Pesticides

On June 11th, News-Messenger.com reported that the Beaver Creek Reservoir will be tested by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) officials as part of its investigation into pesticide contamination. This reservoir is part of the drinking water supply system for Clyde, Ohio.

OEPA officials are investigating environmental toxins as a possible causal link to the spreading cancer cluster that is centered in the area.

Routine sampling was conducted on June 9th as part of the Inland Lakes Program, which helps the agency determine if the water meets standards for drinking water, fishing, recreation, and wildlife habitat. The additional samples will be used in tests for pesticides, such as DDT.

Although testing can take as long as two years, the OEPA is hoping to have the results delivered sometime next year.

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