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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oops: Don't Drink the (Rain)Water

rain-barrels.jpegAfter trace amounts of radiation from the Japanese nuclear disaster were found in the air above Virginia, the state health department is warning people not to drink rainwater.

VDH is advising residents that the state’s drinking water supplies remain safe, but reminds Virginians out of an abundance of caution they should avoid using rainwater collected in cisterns as drinking water.
Looks like that decision by the DRB to allow bigger rain barrels may have been a bit premature.

1 comment:

  1. So, having drank that water from my rain collection barrel, would my urine glow uranium green or cobalt blue in the dark? It doesn't matter though. I'll still save money using my unflushed toilet as a night light.


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