After drinking samples were not tested for potential carcinogen
Residents in Greencastle have blasted recent drinking water test results in the area after it emerged that the samples were not tested for the presence of trihalomethanes [THMs], chemical compounds that some experts have linked to certain types of cancer.
Amid concerns around high rates of the illness in the Greencastle area, the tests were requested of Donegal County Council by a number of concerned locals and carried out by staff from the HSE’s environmental health department.
The results indicated that the water was fit for human consumption however they did not include a reading for THMs and that has caused outrage locally, particularly since the Ballymacarthur plant that services Greencastle has previously revealed high levels of THMs, significantly above the recommended guidelines.
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