A state of emergency has been declared in Iqaluit after city staff found evidence of fuel contamination in the city’s treated water supply. The water is unsafe to drink, even if filtered or boiled, according to the municipal health department.
In an interview with Nunatsiaq News Tuesday, Mayor Kenny Bell said every part of town was affected, whether water is delivered by pipes or by trucks.
“It’s everything. Any treated water,” he told the paper.
Bell called an emergency city council meeting Monday evening where councillors voted unanimously to declare a local state of emergency. The motion also called on the territorial
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