Water being tested at other state buildings after NBC4 investigation

COLUMBUS (WCMH) —  Fallout continues to grow from NBC4’s investigation, “Danger in the Drinking Water,” where lead investigative reporter Duane Pohlman discovered dangerous levels of lead in the water at a drinking fountain at the statehouse.

Today, Ohio Speaker of the House of Representatives Cliff Rosenberger told Pohlman that he is now demanding water tests at two major state office buildings across from the statehouse.

“Based on your all’s findings, you walked around here at the statehouse, we have some concern,” Speaker Rosenberger said, confirming he has demanded testing the water for lead at the Rhodes Tower and the Riffe Center.

RELATED: NBC4 Investigates: Danger in the drinking water at the Ohio Statehouse

The Speaker says the tests will happen in addition to the 22 water tests that are currently underway of drinking fountains and taps that were triggered by our investigation.

While no one knows how serious the lead threat is, Speaker Rosenberger says he believes it is isolated.

“I don’t think this is a widespread problem.   I think it’s an isolated issue,” Rosenberger said, adding, “We should zero in on it, but we should also at the same time have due diligence and make sure we’re checking everything else.”

What others are clicking on:

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s