Drinking water ban

Published: 16 January 2015
CBC News: Early Wednesday morning, 28,000 liters of diesel from a generator at a Longueuil waste water treatment plant started leaking into the St. Lawrence River. The provincial environment ministry was notified just before 9:30 a.m. ET. Urgence-Environnement officials arrived on the scene about six hours after the after the initial leak. The city issued a statement saying the water was safe to drink Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning, the city issued another statement telling residents in some areas of Longueuil and surrounding communities not to drink the tap water. Longueuil Mayor Caroline St-Hilaire said the advisory was introduced as a precaution after complaints from residents. She said there was no indication the water supply was unsafe. Only traces of contaminant were detected. Read more

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