City of Toledo: Sewer flushing in progress due to hazardous chemical situation

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TOLEDO, Ohio — At 9:30 a.m. on March 26, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency alerted the city of Toledo to a possible hazardous chemical situation at Global Chemical Resources, 719 Brown Ave.

The Toledo Fire & Rescue Department and Toledo Department of Public Utilities responded. During the initial investigation, it was deemed that no immediate hazard was present. Initial water and air samplings have come back negative for any harmful chemicals. The wastewater treatment plant has not detected any abnormal readings.

No harmful concentration levels of chemicals were detected in the sewer, however the city is completing a detailed chemical analysis, and will notify residents as soon as results are known. As a precaution, the city is flushing the sewer system. This potential incident does not affect drinking water. Drinking water remains safe.

The area potentially affected is bounded by Brown, Nebraska, North Detroit, and Avondale.

Contact your medical provider if you have any immediate concerns about your health. If you have any concerns to report, contact Engage Toledo at 419–936–2020 or email

Although there is no immediate danger to the public, anyone experiencing symptoms should seek medical attention. If symptoms are severe, call 911 immediately.

Updates regarding this incident will be provided when they become available.



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