Thursday night, people
against Charlottesville's plan to put chloramine in drinking water made their
A panel of experts
presented data to the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) on how the
chemical is linked to long-term health problems.
Opponents argue chloramine
doesn't protect our water from bacteria and viruses such as E. coli and Polio. Those against it say argue the least
expensive way is not the safest.
Chloramine panelist Bob
Bowcock said, "The use of the chloramine as a substitute disinfectant
actually causes a formation of scores more chemicals that by toxicologists'
research, thousands of times more toxic than the ones they're trying to
There is a petition
growing on SignOn.org, here opponents are trying to get 750 signatures. Click here to view the petition.
The RWSA is expected to
make a final decision on the issue next month.
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