"The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency fired two employees in its Columbus office on Wednesday, and demoted a third employee in the EPA's northeastern district over lead contamination in the Mahoning County village of Sebring.
Tests conducted last summer showed unsafe lead levels coming from taps at some homes that get water from the Sebring Public Water System, which serves about 8,100 people in northeastern Ohio. Records show the Ohio EPA learned about the elevated levels in October; in December, the agency warned the system to notify the public. By Jan. 21, when the system still had not done so, the EPA issued a notice of violation and pulled the Sebring water system's operator's license.
Elevated lead levels can cause learning disabilities and behavior problems in children."