Falmouth Water Warning

Would You Drink The Water ?
Would You Drink The Water ?

Pregnant women warned about water

By SEAN F. DRISCOLL sdriscoll@capecodonline.com July 09, 2014

FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Board of Health is cautioning pregnant women in their first and second trimesters about a drinking water test result that could affect their babies' birth weights and increase the risk of early deliveries.

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Frank Haggerty July 09, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Falmouth, Massachusetts is a community that spent millions & millions of dollars on commercial wind turbines. The community lost sight of its basic goals. Prior to 2010 the Town of Falmouth was well aware of toxic water problems. Prior to 2010 Falmouth had a state representative that had only one goal and that goal was the state renewable energy goal of 2000 megawatts of renewable energy by the year 2020. Your local and state representatives have left you with a noise problem with the turbines causing lack of sleep and illness and now after millions of dollars spent on commercial wind turbines... You can't drink the water ..What does it take to wake up a community ???
Blowin Smoke July 09, 2014 at 09:25 AM
Mr. Haggerty makes an analogy between drinking water quality and wind turbines. The problem with this comparison is that the health effects of water quality are well proven, while the purported impacts of wind turbine noise are unsubstantiated, anecdotal and probably psychogenic.
Frank Haggerty July 09, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Falmouth draws the line on public safety based on finances not the general public. The Falmouth BOH decided to take no action on three years of wind turbine noise which involved sleep and health issues of local residents. The Falmouth Board of Health is responsible under general laws, state and local regulations, for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community. The Town of Falmouth just as in the case of the wind turbine victims is telling the public the water is OK for some people but not for others ? We see again finances before health again. The Teaticket Elementary School has for years had problems with their water. Let's hope the town didn't average in the test results from the Teaticket Elementary School with other locations
Frank Haggerty July 09, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Bottled water for Teaticket Elementary School ? "The water system was found to exceed the operational evaluation levels (OEL) for haloacetic acid at the Teaticket Elementary School." http://www.capenews.net/falmouth/falmouths_drinking_water_violates_epa_standards
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