Skip to comments.Boil Water Order for Several Towns after Plant Worker Found Dead in Tank (New Jersey)
Posted on 02/10/2005 10:45:08 AM PST by TexKat
New York -WABC, Feb. 10, 2005) A boil water advisory has gone out to 17 area towns this morning. All are serviced by the same water treatment tank where the body of a missing New Jersey woman was found last night. Eyewitness News reporter Ken Rosato is at the scene in Totowa with more.
The medical examiner arrived at the Passaic Valley water treatment plant last night. It was clear, the news would be grim. They had found the body of a woman missing for several days.
The discovery led officials to declare a boil water advisory for several communities served by the water plant. They include: Clifton, Elmwood Park, Fairlawn, Garfield, Haledon, Harrison, Hawthorne, Lodi, North Arlington, North Haledon, Nutley, Passaic, Paterson, Prospect Park, Totowa, Wallington, West Paterson, and First Republic Corporation.
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To be safe, there was no school today for thousands of students in Elmwood Park. School officials were concerned they didn't have enough bottled water for students since the tap was made off limits for students.
Chuck Keenan, Elmwood Park Board Of Education: "It's a health issue that's to be safe and cancel school."
Forty three-year-old Geetha Angara was found at the bottom of a 35 foot deep tank. Prosecutors are investigating her death as a homicide, mainly because a protective grate over the tank makes it appear unlikely she could have fallen into the tank. But an accident has not been ruled out.
Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff: "The grate was ajar and at an angle caddy-corner so some one could step on that grate and fall in, accidentally."
Angara was a senior chemist at the plant. She worked there for 12 years, and was last seen calibrating instruments near the tanks Tuesday morning.
Her family became worried after Angara didn't return home tuesday night.
She leaves behind a husband and three children.
Officials drained more than nine million gallons of water from the tanks to recover Angara's two way radio, a clip board, a sneaker and her wallet.
The plant treats water from the Passaic and Pompton Rivers, converting it to drinking water for 800,000 people in Clifton, Passaic, Paterson and 14 other towns. Those towns are now under water advisories.
Forty three-year-old Geetha Angara was found at the bottom of a 35 foot deep tank. Prosecutors are investigating her death as a homicide, mainly because a protective grate over the tank makes it appear unlikely she could have fallen into the tank.
Boil? I would think there would be a big run on bottled water there.
Some folks just like soup.
Ewwwwwwwwwww!! Time to buy more beer.
Woo boy cant wait to see the lawsuits over this one, dead body found in tank after 3 days, city issues a boil alert after how many gallons have already been used. Makes my stomach queasy just thinking about it
You may not want to order the homemade soup at the diner today. Hmmm, tastes like chicken.
One morning in a fit of pique
Sing rickiti tickiti tin
One morning in a fit of pique
She drowned her father in the creek
The water tasted bad for a weeeek...
And we had to make do with gin
And we had to make do with gin.
According to the report, some schools were closed due to insufficient amounts of bottled water on hand.
there might be more to this than stated. tinfoil alert (however i can't help but wonder).
paterson is very mideastern and the woman's name is foreign. perhaps, she uncovered a plot?
maybe i've been reading too many novels....
Hmmm, tastes like Bob
Prayers to her family.
You know, I found this out AFTER I had my morning jo, good grief! I'm in one of the affected areas and they are draining water down the street from me as we speak.
Boil Water Order for Several Towns after Plant Worker Found Dead in Tank (New Jersey)ping.
Oh ickkk.........I think I would just MOVE.
Woman's name is Indian (as in Hindu Indian, not Ward Churchill Indian). A plot against outsourcing, maybe?
Good idea for a novel....
I hope everything comes out all right for you RepubMommy truly.
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