(Toledo, OH) Bottled water is flying off store shelves, but Toledo leaders say everything's fine.
There's definitely a mixed message. Satellite imagery now shows an algae bloom covering the western basin of Lake Erie from the islands all the way up to Canada.
But water quality testing shows low levels of toxins-- and Toledo city officials say the water supply is safe to drink, along with plenty of online information resources to prove their point. Yet social media going viral with rumors and claims of an impending repeat of Toledo's 2014 toxic water crisis, prompting the panic.
All of the discussion is happening just days after Toledo's mayor and Lucas County commissioners asked state and federal officials to declare the lake impaired.