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Many Oklahoma Water Supplies Violating Codes

We're following a developing story in Texoma that could affect your health. 

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says nearly 140 public water supplies are consistently violating state and federal codes.  They include high levels of nitrates and high levels of arsenic, uranium and selenium.

Officials say the disinfectant byproducts are acids, formed when chemicals react with organic matter in water, which can cause cancer.

The DEQ says all the systems are operating under consent orders requiring them to resolve the violations and to notify the public.

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