Florida officials delayed telling residents about bad water

It took months for the Florida Department of Health to notify the neighbors of the State Fire College in Ocala about potentially elevated levels of dangerous chemicals contaminating their well water, emails show.
Up Next
It took months for the Florida Department of Health to notify the neighbors of the State Fire College in Ocala about potentially elevated levels of dangerous chemicals contaminating their well water, emails show.

Samantha J. Gross is a state government reporter for the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times bureau in Tallahassee, where she covers state government and politics. Before she moved to the Sunshine State, she covered breaking news at the Boston Globe and the Dallas Morning News.

Elizabeth Koh is a state government reporter in the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times’ Tallahassee bureau, where she covers state politics and policy. A Brown University graduate, she has also covered local politics for the Washington Post and national politics for the Dallas Morning News’ D.C. bureau.

Support my work with a digital subscription