The pink water was said to be caused by potassium permanganate that got into the sump reservoir during a flushing process. It’s not highly toxic, but in concentrated solutions it can be harmful to the skin.
The St. Bernard Parish water system has tested positive for a rare brain-eating amoeba, just a week after government officials assured the community the water was clean, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The algae bloom in Lake Erie in 2011, triggered by agricultural practices and warm temperatures, could become a regular occurrence, U.S. scientists warn.
A conservative group in Kansas is lobbying for Topeka to remove fluoride from its water supply.