- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Some of Las Cruces’ water supply now is being processed by a Superfund facility that removes a cancer-causing chemical.

City utilities director Jorge Garcia says water processed by the Griggs-Walnut Superfund Groundwater Plume treatment facility is clean and meets federal standards.

To prove it, city officials and others at an open house held Thursday drank water treated at the facility.

The facility opened in 2012, a decade after federal environmental regulators placed remediation of the contamination plume on its national priority list for cleanup.

According to the Las Cruces Sun-News (https://bit.ly/1qtZjxa ), possible sources for the contamination included an airport, a Dona Ana County vehicle maintenance facility and a National Guard armory.

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