2015 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:41:54 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] DIOXANE: New Brighton, MN finds dioxane in water supply
New Brighton makes moves to head off new pollutant found in water
Department of Health notified city of dioxane contamination

By Mike Munzenrider
Lillie News (MN)
April 17, 2015

New Brighton announced Friday that a new contaminant, a solvent called 1,4-dioxane, was recently detected in the city's water supply.

A release on the finding says, "Although the health risk is very low and there are no enforceable state or federal dioxane regulations, the city takes any risk seriously."

To eliminate the risk, the city says it has switched to using wells in a deeper aquifer which has been tested to confirm it does not contain dioxane.

"All the water that's in the distribution system right now doesn't have the contaminant in it," said New Brighton city manager Dean Lotter, adding that folks can continue to drink, shower in, and make baby formula with city water.


For the entire article, see
http://www.lillienews.com/articles/2015/04/17/new-brighton-makes- moves-head-new-pollutant-found-water


Lenny Siegel
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