CUBA, Cuba (AP) Some Colorado residents are being told to boil water because of the threat of radioactive contamination from the North Korean nuclear tests, but the governor said Tuesday that the state’s water advisory should remain in place for now.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says people can boil tap water at home if they’re worried about drinking the radioactive material.
The governor says drinking the water could lead to a serious health problem and even death.
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1nVh1eT ) the governor’s office said it has received more than 1,000 reports from residents, and the health advisory remains in place.
The health advisory does not cover residents of Denver, which is still under a temporary state of emergency because of a nuclear accident in July.
The city is under the federal emergency declaration, but is exempt from the Colorado Springs area’s ban on nuclear tests.
The North Koreans’ nuclear tests prompted an international outcry, but they did not directly cause the U.K.’s nuclear reactors to fail.
The first nuclear test in North Korea took place in July and the second in February.
North Korea has said it is prepared to use nuclear weapons in response to any U.N. sanctions imposed on the country.___Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.
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