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Miami Valley Hospital Continues To Seek Lead Contamination Source

Miami Valley Hospital

Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) is still trying to track down the source of lead contamination that was found last week.


Testing by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that lead levels in the water of Miami Valley’s newest addition on the southeastern "were above acceptable levels.”


The medical center has been working with the Ohio EPA and the City of Dayton to determine the source. Now they’ve brought in water crisis experts to help.


Sharon Howard is a spokesperson for Miami Valley Hospital.


“Our biggest concern is the safety of our patients and our employees and we want to find the answers," said Howard. "So in an abundance of caution and not leaving any stone unturned, we decided that we needed additional experts outside of the groups of people we are working with now and hopefully they can pinpoint the source.”


Leading the operation now is Marc Edwards – an environmental engineer at Virginia Tech. Edwards was also involved early on in helping with the lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.


The contamination at Miami Valley has been found in several buildings on campus but so far, surrounding homes and businesses have tested okay.


Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.
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