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Possible Cherryville water contamination under investigation

There are no final conclusions yet about alleged water contamination in Cherryville.

On Wednesday, officials from the Ministry of Environment and the Interior Health Authority checked out reports of contaminated wells and a tributary to Cherry Creek in the area of North Fork and Lang roads.

"We want to work collaboratively with all parties and agencies to find a solution," said Mike Adams, IHA environmental health team leader.

It’s believed the problem may be related to melting snow washing material from cattle pastures into wells and the creek.

Besides domestic wells, students at Cherryville Elementary have been told to use bottled water at this time.

Look for more details in Friday's Morning Star.

 

 

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