Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Excess Levels of Uranium Found in Wales, Alaska Water Supply

I certainly don't want uranium in my water and I am sure that the people of Wales, Alaska don't want uranium in their water either.

Routine tests over the past year of the main water source used by the school, the clinic and villagers report uranium levels that slightly exceed federal standards.

The numbers bewildered Department of Environmental Conservation officials, who say excess uranium levels are unheard of in Alaska water supplies.

"We said, 'Wow this has never happened before,' " said Marci Irwin, compliance and monitoring program coordinator for the Drinking Water Program in Fairbanks.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

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