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Contaminants found in water systems in several local cities

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(KMOV.com) - A new database from the Environmental Working Group is revealing the numerous amounts of contaminants in the nation’s water systems.

Several area cities were on the list of higher than expected contaminants including Troy, Mo., Farmington, Bonne Terre, and Red Bud, Ill.

One of the cities with the most contamination levels is in Maystown, Ill.

The Environmental Working Group reports finding six different contaminants about health guidelines in the city’s water supply including arsenic and other radiological contaminants.

In the Timber Ridge neighborhood located in Troy, Missouri, officials found three contaminants including fluoride levels over the legal limit.

If you want to check your water system, visit EWG.org

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