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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)– The guv of the U.S. Virgin Islands revealed Wednesday that he stated a state of emergency situation after authorities exposed recently that faucet water in St. Croix includes lead and copper and alerted individuals not to consume it.
The statement, signed Monday by Gov. Albert Bryan, maximizes urgently required resources, simplifies emergency situation reaction and enables the U.S. area to look for federal aid.
The federal government likewise froze costs for mineral water and other items as regional and federal authorities continue to evaluate and keep track of the water in St. Croix.
The examination started in late September following problems of reddish-brown water on the island of more than 50,600 individuals.
Authorities have actually stated that while the water must not be consumed or utilized for cooking, it is safe to utilize for bathing and cleansing.