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Virgin Islands officials warn of lead, copper-contaminated water on St. Croix

The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday warned that people on the island of St. Croix should not drink their tap water because officials found high levels of lead and copper.

Authorities said they are conducting more tests as they investigate the source and extent of the problem. They added that the U.S. territory’s Water and Power Authority continues to flush water lines to decrease the amount of toxins.

Officials noted that while the tap water in St. Croix should not be ingested, it is safe to use for showering and cleaning.

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