Has Sandy put our water at risk

Flooding and sewage have led to boil-water advisories in parts of New Jersey

By Natasha Lennard
Published November 1, 2012 8:33PM (EDT)

The safety of our water supply is a growing concern after Hurricane Sandy swept millions of gallons of sewage into our waterways. In New Jersey, with many cities and towns still experiencing flooding, several municipalities have issued boil water advisories. However, unlike many regions of the world besieged by floods, deadly diseases such as cholera and typhoid are not a major risk in the U.S. Watch the video below, via HuffPost Live, in which reporters and experts discuss the risks to our water supply:



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Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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