04 Oct Some California cities still cannot drink water after Fires
Some California Cities Still Cannot Drink Water After Fires
Since last year when the Camp Fire almost completely destroyed the town of Paradise, the cancer-causing chemical benzene has tainted the town’s water, leaving it undrinkable. Now an independent team of scientists will begin testing for the carcinogen and other pollutants inside the houses that the fire left standing.
Exceeding Safe Limits
Where fire didn’t destroy water systems, it has left the risk of contamination, though the extent of that risk is still unclear.
Some residents have not yet returned to their homes. Unless they’ve done their own testing, they likely don’t know whether benzene reached their taps; local water suppliers aren’t responsible for water quality problems in private homes. Even the testing that suppliers have done hasn’t followed a consistent standard, and it still isn’t complete. Read more at https://www.kqed.org/science/1948232/paradise-residents-still-cant-drink-the-water
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