Wednesday, May 28, 2014

E. Coli Contaminates Portland, Oregon Tap Water

All of Portland, Ore., was told Friday to boil its tap water after the city found E. coli in water samples. An alert sent to people who live in the city and nearby warned that they "should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. Ice or any beverages prepared with un-boiled tap water on or after May 20 should be discarded." In all, 670,000 customers are under the order, health officials said at a news conference. "Animal waste" — fecal matter — in the water was the likely source of the E. coli, they said. There were no immediate reports that anyone had been sickened by drinking the water. CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO

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