"EPA Tells Puerto Ricans Not To Drink Water From Hazardous Waste Sites"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is warning Puerto Rico residents not to drink from wells at so-called Superfund sites amid reports that some on the island have sought water from the hazardous waste areas.

'There are reports of residents obtaining, or trying to obtain, drinking water from wells at hazardous waste 'Superfund' sites in Puerto Rico,' the agency said in a statement Wednesday.

'EPA advises against tampering with sealed and locked wells or drinking from these wells, as it may be dangerous to people’s health.'"

Max Greenwood reports for The Hill October 12, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 10/13/2017