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Posted Mon Dec 17 2007: from New York Times (US):
LA Reservoirs Closed After Carcinogen Is Found
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to drain 600 million gallons from the reservoirs, the Elysian and the Silver Lake, early next year, said a water department spokesman, Joseph Ramallo. The reservoirs will be out of use for three to four months amid drought conditions. High levels of the carcinogen bromate were found in early October by a commercial customer who ran a laboratory test, officials said. The utility confirmed the finding, immediately removed the reservoirs from service and notified the Department of Public Health. Officials emphasized that the chemical is dangerous only after long-term consumption.
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The ApocaDocs say:
Great, Hollywood can't drink local bottled water, can't drink the tap water, and there's a drought in the region. Guess we'll just have to keep on shipping that Fiji Water thousands of miles. For now.

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