Reservoirs Closed After Carcinogen Is Found

adamHealth, Water

Two Los Angeles reservoirs – the Elysian and the Silver Lake – have been closed after it was found they were contaminated with carcinogenic bromate caused by a rare reaction between sunlight and chlorine. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to drain 600 million gallons from the reservoirs – equal to one day of LA’s water consumption – into the Pacific Ocean early next year.