Tainted Water Shuts Down 3 Wells In Adams County


AT LEAST ONE PERSON IN THE CAR RAN FROM THE SCENE. ANOTHER PERSON DID GO TO THE HOSPITAL. TAINTED WATER IN ADAMS COUNTY IS NOW SHUTTING DOWN THREE WATER WELLS AND RAISING CONCERN FOR PEOPLE LIVING IN COMMERCE CITY. THE SOUTH ADAMS COUNTY WATER DISTRICT FOUND POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN THE WATER, THE SAME CHEMICALS USED IN FIRE FIGHTING FOAM. HERE’S MORE ON THIS TROUBLING DISCOVERY. REPORTER: IT IS. NOW I SPOKE TO MANY PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO SAY THEY KNOW THE WATER DISTRICT IS DOING WHAT THEY CAN, BUT THEY HAVE SUCH SERIOUS CONCERNS MANY OF REFUSE TO DRINK THE WATER. THE WATER QUALITY IS RIGHT BELOW THE EPA’S HEALTH ADVISORY DUE TO THE CHEMICALS. THIS IS THE THIRD TIME IT’S HAPPENED HERE IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, AND SOUTH ADAMS COUNTY, THE WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT, THEY FOUND ELEVATED COMPOUNDS IN WELL WATER. NOW THIS IS BEFORE IT’S TREATED AND PROVIDED AS DRINKING WATER TO CUSTOMERS. THOSE COMPOUNDS DO POSE SOME HEALTH RISKS. MORE SO FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN, BUT IT’S GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE CONCERNED. THE DISTRICT IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE THE DRINKING WATER IS SAFE, AND LOOKING FOR THE POSSIBLE SOURCE OF THE CONTAMINATION. IN THE PAST IT’S BEEN LINKED TO FIRE FIGHTING FOAM AND OTHER COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS. JORDAN NELSON HAS LIVED IN COMMERCE CITY FOR A FEW YEARS NOW AND REFUSES TO DRINK THE WATER AND INSTEAD BYES BOTTLED WATER. WE LIKE CERTAIN THINGS FOR A REASON, AND I LIKE MY WATER COLD AND CLEAN, AND IF IT’S GOING TO MAKE ME SICK, AND I WON’T FEEL GOOD THEN I’M NOT GOING TO DRINK IT. REPORTER: NOW THE WATER DISTRICT SAYS THAT THE WATER IS SAFE RIGHT NOW FOR PEOPLE TO DRINK, AND THEY REALLY WANTED TO PUSH THIS ALERT OUT IN AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION, BUT STILL

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