Residents warned of possible post-Ike water contamination

09/15/2008 | Disaster News Network

Health officials in Texas were warning residents of areas damaged by Hurricane Ike to avoid contact with the water because of concerns of possible contamination by pollutants including gas and oil, as well as other less-obvious chemicals. Experts say higher standards at chemical plants have reduced the risk of chemicals and petroleum byproducts mixing with drinking water sources, but the risk has not been eliminated.

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