Erin Brockovich Says Something's Wrong With North Texas Water. What Do Scientists Think?

With a single fiery Facebook post, environmental activist Erin Brockovich sparked a local movement of people now fearful of the chemicals used to treat their tap water.The North Texas Municipal Water District has assured its nearly 1.7 million customers that their water meets federal standards and is safe. Those assurances, however, haven’t convinced many in the Safer Water, North Texas Facebook group, which formed three weeks ago and now has more than 12,500 members.The initial Facebook post targeted Plano water, although accusations were broadly against the larger water district. Now the claims and questions are a swirl of different issues, mostly about how the district is disinfecting the water and what chemicals are left when that water reaches residents' taps.  Continue reading...

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