Fluoride Spill At West Hartford Reservoir

Crews were working to clean up a fluoride spill at the Metropolitan District Commission Reservoir on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Thursday morning.

An MDC spokesperson says the spill, from a tanker truck carrying 4,500 gallons of fluoride,  was reported around 9 a.m., during a routine delivery of fluoride to the reservoir. It was not immediately clear how much fluoride spilled. What remained on the truck was being offloaded to a holding tank a the reservoir.

Officials say there was no danger to the public or to the water supply. However, crews were using care in handling the chemical because it is corrosive and poses a contact danger.

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  1. nyscof says:

    Fluoride is harmful to health even after it is diluted and put into your water supplies, also

    Fluoridation Opposition is Scientific, Respectable & Growing

    More than 3,926 professionals (including 331 dentists and 443 MD’s) urge that fluoridation be stopped citing scientific evidence that ingesting fluoride is ineffective at reducing tooth decay and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluoridealert.org/professionals-statement.aspx

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