Friday, June 18, 2004

 

11 more tainted wells found, detected levels of MTBE

Testing of wells in a Harford County community has found a potentially cancer-causing chemical in the drinking water of at least 11 more homes and businesses, bringing to 28 the total so far affected by a suspected leak from a nearby Exxon service station.
County, state and oil company officials, meanwhile, sought to assure anxious residents of the Upper Crossroads area that they were moving swiftly to identify the extent and source of the contamination -- and to provide them with clean bottled or filtered water.
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