Denmark residents send letter to Gov. McMaster about use of chemical in drinking water

Published: Jan. 11, 2019 at 5:41 AM EST
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DENMARK, SC (WIS) - Neighbors in Denmark have sent a certified letter to Governor Henry McMaster calling for more investigation into the use of a chemical in the drinking water.

A coalition of residents called Denmark Cares said in the letter that although DHEC and town officials say the water is safe, there is not enough scientific data to support that claim.

Denmark city officials say Halo-San was used to treat bacteria in one of the city’s wells, but that well was shut down last year. The chemical is not approved by the EPA to treat drinking water, but it was approved by DHEC.

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Denmark Cares is asking state agencies to investigate the full extent of any health impacts from Halo-San. You can read their full letter to Gov. McMaster here:

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