Uranium Contamination Found In Wells In Stamford; Testing Urged

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The Stamford Department of Health has announced the presence of uranium in several wells in the city.
The Stamford Department of Health has announced the presence of uranium in several wells in the city. Photo Credit: Flickr User Canadianfamily

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Several wells within the city of Stamford are contaminated with uranium, the Stamford Department of Health has confirmed. 

The Stamford Health Department Laboratory said 42 out of the 60 test results returned tested positive for uranium and 16 of the wells were at or above acceptable levels.

Due to these results, the Department of Health is advising residents to have their wells tested. 

“Exposure to uranium can have potentially harmful health effects and we are urging everyone to sign up and have their wells tested," Anne Fountain, Director of Health & Social Services for Stamford, said in a statement. "The only way to know if you have uranium in your water is to have your water tested at a state certified testing laboratory.” 

If uranium is detected in water with concentrations above the action level, then residents need to refrain from drinking and cooking until the water is treated.

Uranium can be removed effectively from your water by using a filtration system.

To sign up for testing call 203-977-0816. The cost of the test is $100.

Click here for more information on testing. 

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