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Drinking Water in Eskifjördur Safe Again

The testing of samples from the drinking water in Eskifjördur in the East Fjords, conducted by the East Iceland Health Protection Agency yesterday, shows that the water is safe to drink without boiling—it became temporary polluted due to an accident.

From Eskifjördur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The accident occurred on July 9 in the facilities of local fish meal factory Eskja where fish is unloaded, causing bacteria, including e-coli, to be carried into the town’s drinking water, ruv.is reports.

An announcement was sent to every home in the town, asking people to boil all water before consumption. No cases of people falling ill from drinking polluted water before the boiling order was made have been reported.

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