Concentrations around 500-times the legal limit for the cancer causing substance vinyl chloride have been found in groundwater at a site between the central Czech towns of Prostějov and Olomouc, according to a local paper. The high levels were found in a bore hole at one site with around 200 times the legal limit at another site nearby. According to the paper, the chemical has leaked from containers at a bankrupt chemical plant and contaminated the groundwater. Many local people have stopped using pumped water but hundreds still have to rely on it. A company has been contracted to survey the contamination and suggest ways of cleaning it up.
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