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Contaminated water

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Treasure Island Residents Advised To Boil Water After Water Main Break

City and state officials issued an advisory to residents on Treasure Island to boil and purify their tap water before use. The advisory comes after a major water main break interrupted service to the entire Island on Friday.


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Alameda County Launches Prescription Drug Disposal Program

Old medication and unused prescription drugs can be left at the sheriff’s Eden Township Substation, a program authorities hope will prevent dangerous chemicals from entering the water supply.


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Some Water Restrictions Lifted In Barstow After Chemical Contamination

Officials are lifting some drinking water restrictions in Barstow, where excessive levels of a chemical were found three days ago.

CBS San Francisco–11/22/2010