Oregon Governor Declares State Of Emergency After Public Discovers “Untreatable” Toxin-Laden Water
Post by Tyler Durden
Toxins have been found in tap water in Salem, Oregon, resulting in the declaration of a state of emergency by Oregon Governor Kate Brown.
The declaration was issued for both Marion and Polk Counties and includes the capital city of Salem, as well as the towns of Turner and Stayton. The National Guard is expected to deliver water to residents using 10 water stations supplied by 2,000-gallon tankers.
Toxic algae blooms have been plauging the Pacific Northwest and, as it turns out, officials in Salem, Oregon misled the public about the presence of an algae bloom and the safety of their water as early as May 23rd.
On that day, the city of Salem issued a press release assuring residents that their water was indeed safe, despite an adisory issued on the very same day by the Oregon Health Authority alerting residents to the existence of toxic algae blooms the city’s water source, the Detroit Reservoir.
“The city has a vigorous water testing and sampling program, and staff are keeping a very close eye on the developing situation,” residents were told. “City of Salem drinking water remains safe to drink.”
Less than a week later, the city’s tone changed dramatically when officials began sending alerts informing residents that the city’s water was contaminated. Officials said the water is harmless to shower in or wash dishes and laundry with, but stressed that drinking the water could cause symptoms including vomiting and diarrhea and even kidney and liver damage.
Experts have warned that the water cannot be treated – filters, boiling, and other methods will not eliminate the troublesome cyanotoxins.
Just talked with an #Oregon Emergency Management spokesperson who said she doesn’t know what the recent “Civil Emergency” alert was about – but she said she assumes it’s related to the no-drink warning on Salem-area water.
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The stocker literally laughed when I asked if they had any bottled water.Yow. pic.twitter.com/W3eqaVSUTd
THERE IS NO CIVIL EMERGENCY. The message was intended to notify those affected by the water issue in Salem. PLEASE DO NOT CALL 911.
Chief Jim Ferraris@chiefferraris
In one of the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, the fight for clean water is taxing. From Salem, Oregon to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota and from Flint, Michigan to the L’eau Est La Vie Camp in Louisiana, Americans are finding their access to clean water threatened.
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