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Utah Report Details How Tainted Water Was Released To Homes

John Turner

A new report has detailed how pipes in some Utah homes were flooded with water tainted by excess fluoride. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the analysis released Thursday outlined how a fluoridation pump malfunction occurred in Sandy in February 2019. The investigative review was mandated by the Utah Division of Drinking Water and the Salt Lake County Health Department. Residents reported gastrointestinal problems and pain after drinking the water. The private firm that compiled the report identified the main causes as a faulty safety flow switch and a pump set to manual during a computer hardware upgrade.