Bloss has elevated mercury in water; borough to use auxiliary source
The Blossburg Water Authority, in conjunction with Blossburg Borough and Hamilton Township, is notifying all customers that elevated levels of mercury were discovered in routine water sampling.
Samples on Thursday, Jan. 24, showed mercury at 0.0038 mg/L, exceeding the EPA health advisory level of 0.002 mg/L. According to EPA, consuming water that contains a contaminant above this health advisory level may be a serious health concern and consumers may incur kidney damage even if the water is drank for a relatively short period of time. Read more at the Wellsboro Gazette