The Canadian Press

2000-05-25 | E Coli Outbreak

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Walkerton, Ont., Mayor David Thomson was unable to answer angry residents who wanted to know why the town didn't act sooner to prevent the tainted water tragedy. Residents weren't notified the water was contaminated until four days after test results showing high levels of E-Coli were given to the local utility. All the mayor could do was say he's sorry. Seven people died and about 2,500 became ill.

Date: 2000-05-25
Placeline: WALKERTON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 7 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I would like to extend my sympathies and prayers to the families and friends of those individuals that have died >>