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Iqaluit water treatment plant closed due to contamination

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IQALUIT, NUNAVUT — The City of Iqaluit has shut down its water treatment plant after water was contaminated with fuel for the second time last week.

The city says a breach in the system is suspected of causing Iqaluit residents to smell fuel in their water, with breaches detected in the past week and today.

The city instead uses a diversion system to pump water to residents and the entire community is now under a boil water advisory.

Residents of Iqaluit were unable to consume tap water for two months last year after it was discovered to be contaminated with fuel.

The city said an old fuel tank buried next to the sewage treatment plant was the source of contamination last year and that residual traces of fuel re-entered the distribution system last year. last week.

The city says engineers and experts are on hand to find out how the fuel got back into the water.

More to come…



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