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swimming in the lake is banned until the contamination is identified and neutralized
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To guard against the possibility of contamination, the three officers were given showers and a change of clothing.
Fruits and vegetables should be stored separately from raw meats, poultry, and seafood, which also have a higher risk of contamination.
The exposure of an apparently random British couple to the same nerve agent used against former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, in the same part of southwest England, has sent officials scrambling to discover the source of the contamination.
Laputz said the board's research of contaminants along the river is in its early stages, and has yet to pinpoint the sources of contamination.
Initial water samples showed no signs of contamination, Nelson County Emergency Management director Joe Prewitt said.
Becerra-Valdivia says that this will provide a purer sample with less chance of contamination.
Scientists at Stanford University are warning if heavy groundwater pumping continues, water supplies for dozens of communities as well as billions of dollars of irrigated crops are at risk of contamination.
Rather, the state's top health officials say that following a lengthy investigation, only one source of contamination was found that explains the majority of the increase in cases — a common exposure at McLaren Flint Hospital.
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