EPA to host meeting on toxic chemicals threatening Des Moines Water Works

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(Des Moines, IA) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting about hazardous chemicals approaching the Raccoon River.

Identified as Trichloroethylene, the toxic waste threatens the Des Moines Water Works' collection systems, which serve around 600,000 central Iowans. TCE can cause numerous health issues, including dizziness, heart, liver, and kidney damage, and death.

No TCE has been found in the waterworks' finished water.

The EPA, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and Des Moines Water Works are giving a presentation and answering questions about the site from Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Weeks Middle School in Des Moines.

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