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Camelford death linked to water

19th May 2006

Researchers investigating the death of a woman in 2004 from a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, which has been linked to the poisoning of the drinking water supply in Camelford, are calling for all local residents to be monitored for any signs of impaired cognitive function.

But local heath officials say that the health of local people is already under review and that the health of the population in north Cornwall is very good.

Twenty tons of aluminium sulphate were dumped into the wrong tank at water treatment works supplying Camelford in 1988. An investigation into the woman's death in 2004 showed concentrations of aluminium up to 11 times normal amounts.

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