Toxic Water: Louisiana City Mayor Declares State of Emergency
Posted by feww on March 27, 2016
Donaldsonville’s water contains chlorine dioxide up to to five times EPA guidelines
The mayor of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, has declared a state of emergency after the state warned residents not to drink tap water, said a report.
The city’s privately run Peoples Water Company has allegedly failed to report chlorine dioxide levels that are up to five times EPA guidelines.
Chlorine dioxide is a potent oxidizing agent used to disinfect drinking water and in bleaching. EPA has set a maximum level of 0.8 mg/liter for chlorine dioxide in drinking water.