The Canadian Press

2000-05-25 | E Coli

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The mayor of Walkerton, Ont., confirmed the local utility knew the water was contaminated with deadly E-coli bacteria days before the public alert was issued. Dr. Murray McQuigge, the region's medical health officer, accused the Walkerton Public Utilities Commission of failing to act fast enough. Mayor David Thompson said the utility knew over a week ago there was a problem. Seven people died and about 2,500 became ill.

Date: 2000-05-25
Placeline: WALKERTON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I asked mr. cable if in fact the puc head the results of testing for E coli on May 18th 2000 he told me that he was aware that the puc did receive analytical data from their lab on Thursday >>