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Grassy Narrows toxic tap water not fixed by boiling, expert says

A reaction between natural occurring chemicals in the surface water at Grassy Narrows and the chemicals used in the water treatment plant is creating toxic results in the tap water. (Jody Porter/CBC)

A reaction between natural occurring chemicals in the surface water at Grassy Narrows and the chemicals used in the water treatment plant is creating toxic results in the tap water. (Jody Porter/CBC)

No safe level for human consumption of chemicals found in First Nations’ tap water

By Jody Porter, CBC News, Sept 2, 2015

A biology professor who specializes in water quality and human health says the chemicals found in drinking water at a northern Ontario First Nation are “disturbing.”

Grassy Narrows (Asubpeeschoseewagong) First Nation, located about 100 kilometres north of Kenora, Ont., declared a state of emergency last week amid growing concerns about the disinfectant by-products found in the community’s tap water. Read the rest of this entry

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