Reverend David Hudson, a resident of DeBerry Texas, sent water from his well to be tested for pollutants after he noticed it had a metallic flavor and sharp smell, and found out that high levels of chlorides and other chemicals found in drilling waste were contaminating the town’s water. Nearly a year after receiving the material, commission officials tested DeBerry’s waters themselves, confirming that it contained arsenic, cadmium, lead, benzene and other substances. The contamination was extensive enough that they advised DeBerry residents not to drink their water, leaving Hudson and others to purchase bottled water.
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