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Fuel confirmed in Iqaluit’s water supply

Test results from Iqaluit’s water treatment plant found “exceedingly high concentrations” of fuel in a water storage tank, says chief administrative officer Amy Elgersma.

Elgersma confirmed the presence of fuel in the city’s water supply during a Friday afternoon news conference also attended by Mayor Kenny Bell and Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer.

“It’s important to note that the water quality testing of the treated reservoir located downstream from the water treatment plant showed levels well within health limits,” Elgersma said.

The fuel is likely either diesel or kerosene, Patterson said. He said there is no evidence that other, more concerning chemicals, such as benzene, had contaminated the water.

“The best evidence we have available right now indicates that the risk of long-term health effects is not a concern at this time,” Patterson said.

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