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N.C. neighbors aghast to learn drinking water contaminated for years

Posted: October 30, 2012 |   Comments

WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- A Wake Forest community is in an uproar after learning the state of North Carolina knew a resident's water had been contaminated with toxic chemicals and failed to alert other residents for more than six years.

"It makes me feel horrible," homeowner Michele Hamilton said of unknowingly giving the toxic water to her kids. "They're the most important things to me."
The EPA called families in the community this past summer, saying their water is contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called trichloroethylene, or TCE, and to not drink, bathe or cook with the water.

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