The Canadian Press

2000-05-25 | E-Coli-Outbreak

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Angry citizens crashed a news conference in Walkerton, Ont. to demand answers about the E-coli contamination of their water supply. The mayor confirmed the public utility knew about the contamination days before a boil-water alert was issued. Here, for production purposes, is the sound of a confrontation between a resident and town officials. The region's medical health officer said the four deaths could have been prevented had the utility acted sooner. A total of seven people eventually died and about 2,500 became ill due to the tainted water.

Date: 2000-05-25
Placeline: Walkerton, ON, Canada.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

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Clip ID: 20000525CPCN004