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LAX terminal's water declared safe after daylong shutdown

The water has been declared safe at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal after contamination caused a daylong shutdown.

A contractor early Wednesday morning mistakenly cross-contaminated a water line with water from recycled air-conditioning lines. The result was that contaminated water was going into the water supply that serves the restaurants, drinking fountains and bathrooms in the terminal, KTLA-TV reported.

Terminal flights continued to depart as normal, but food stands and drinking fountains were closed until the problem was fixed. Airport staff also gave bottled water to passengers, and employees handed out hand sanitizer and wipes in the restrooms.

Meanwhile, workers flushed the system to get the contaminated water out. As of 2:30 a.m. Thursday, public health officials said that water quality tests exceeded requirements. All temporary equipment will be removed and operations in the terminal are expected to return to normal.


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