IQALUIT — The Metropolis of Iqaluit says testing exhibits a excessive focus of gasoline in a tank that provides water to the Nunavut capital.
It says the gasoline could possibly be diesel or kerosene, however that long-term well being results aren’t a priority.
Residents of the neighborhood of 8,000 individuals have been informed on Tuesday to not drink faucet water after it was found it might be contaminated by gasoline.
Some residents reported smelling gasoline of their water final week, however metropolis officers stated common testing got here again clear.
Workers then found a holding tank that had a robust gasoline odor and town put out a discover to not drink the faucet water.
The Nunavut authorities has been flying in shipments of potable water, whereas many residents have collected freshwater from a close-by river.
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