Toxic Chemicals Taint Barton Water

Number 21105
Subject Cancer
Source American-Statesmen (Austin, Texas)
State TX
Year 2003
Publication Date Jan 19 - Dec 31, 2003
Summary At least half a million visitors swim in this a natural pool in Barton Springs, Texas. As these reporters reveal this water is contaminated with carcinogens including DDT and other benzene-based carcinogens. Apparently, the authorities knew about this since eight years but had not stopped people from swimming in the pool. After this series of investigations though the authorities ordered an investigation.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 35
Keywords Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry;carcinogens;DDT;benzene;Barton Springs;Public Health
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