Wabush water safe to drink

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Forest fire activity data from the Department of Natural Resources.

The Town of Wabush is advising the public that it's safe to drink tap water in the municipality.

Water consumption restrictions have been lifted.

Mayor Ron Barron said in a news release today, the town has been advised of the results of a drinking water quality analysis. "No hydrocarbons were detected and all data looks very typical for the town."

Barron said, in fact, if the town disregarded the non-consumption order in effect and ran this data through the Drinking Water Quality Index, "we would get a rating of excellent as there were no exceedances."

The forest fire in Labrador west has burned 27,000 hectares. Resources assigned to the fire include a waterbomber, two helicopters, 50 personnel, one incident management team and one infrared scanner.

The Department of Natural Resources latest report says there were no open flames visible along the perimeter of the fire this morning.

The number of hot spots around the perimeter, especially along the southwest section, hves been reduced significantly over the past four days.  Fire crews have made good progress in extinguishing hot spots in this area.

Status updates on current fires can be found on the Department of Natural Resources website www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/forestry/fires/activity.html

Google Maps also tracks active fires in Canada. The link is http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/googleearth.php?sensor=goes&extent=canada

All Wabush media advisories are available at www.labradorwest.com and www.wabush.ca

Road conditions in Quebec can be determined by checking http://www.quebec511.gouv.qc.ca

Organizations: Department of Natural Resources, Google

Geographic location: Wabush, Labrador, Canada Quebec

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