Acid dumped in Bellaire Ohio's water supply
In Bellaire, Ohio, thousands of the city's residents have been told to stop drinking the water supply as a nearby chemical treatment plant accidentially added toxic hydrochloric acid to the water.
There have been no serious injuries, but forty pounds of the acid have been added, and the water is no longer safe to drink.
Water department superintendent Kirk Baker says a water supplier inadvertently gave plant workers hydrochloric acid instead of fluoride. Baker says crews opened fire hydrants and drained the entire water system to clean it.
The water was deemed safe at about 12:30 p.m.
Customers were urged to avoid using tap water and Bellaire High School dismissed classes early.
About 2,400 people were affected by the contamination.
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