‘Late Show’ and ‘The Doctors’ mention Sebring water crisis

The Doctors syndicated program and Late Night with Steven Colbert both mentioned the water crisis in Sebring, Ohio.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Sebring water crisis has made national television news, but now the issue is being mentioned in non-news network and syndicated programming such as “The Late Show with Steven Colbert” and “The Doctors.”

Legal clerk and environmentalist Erin Brockovich, who was instrumental in uncovering ground water contamination by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, appeared on “Late Night with Steven Colbert” Thursday and mentioned the problem in Sebring, comparing it to Flint, Michigan.

“I can tell you that this is a national crisis. Ever since Flint has hit the national stage, we’ve now found out that Sebring, Ohio has the same problem,” Brockovich said.

She went on to cite similar cases in Louisiana and Wisconsin. Brockovich has also drawn attention to Flint’s water crisis on her Facebook page and in public appearances.

In an episode of The Doctors that aired Friday on WKBN TV 27, Dr. Travis Stork mentioned the Sebring issue in the following statement:

Apparently this isn’t a Flint problem. A rural area just outside of Youngstown, Ohio just learned they have high levels of lead. Over the summer, they discovered this. The community was not informed during the requested 60-day period. This is something we need to pay attention to.”

The Doctors discussed the fact that the United States implemented policy to take care of lead in paint and gasoline, but there are still thousands of miles of lead pipes underground, carrying water into homes across the country.

Complete coverage of the Sebring Water Crisis.

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