Six months after the deadliest fire in California’s history raged through Paradise, CA, officials report that the drinking water in the town is contaminated with benzene, a chemical that has been linked to leukemia. Gasses emitted from burning homes led to the contamination when the cancer-causing chemical was sucked into the water pipes as water was drawn to combat the blaze. Officials estimate that 90% of the buildings in Paradise were destroyed. Residents have been warned not to drink, cook, bathe, or brush their teeth with tap water at this time.
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