Headwaters 2011 Metals Testing Report

November 12, 2012
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Headwaters 2011 Metals Testing Report

Two streams flowing into Sandlick Creek have been found to contain high levels of lead, nickel and zinc, and a third had levels of arsenic barely below the Kentucky standard for drinking water. Nine stream beds in Letcher County showed very high concentrations of heavy metals, which can cause illness in humans and can kill aquatic life.

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