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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands introduced Wednesday that he declared a say of emergency after officers revealed remaining week that tap water in St. Croix contains lead and copper and warned americans no longer to devour it.
The declaration, signed Monday by Gov. Albert Bryan, frees up urgently principal sources, streamlines emergency response and allows the U.S. territory to explore federal support.
The authorities furthermore iced over prices for bottled water and other merchandise as native and federal authorities proceed to take a look at and song the water in St. Croix.
The investigation began in slack September following complaints of reddish-brown water on the island of bigger than 50,600 americans.
Officials like said that whereas the water ought to no longer be ingested or aged for cooking, it is safe to make employ of for showering and cleaning.