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SUNDANCE, Wyo. — Some Sundance residents have been restricted from drinking city water for three days because diesel fuel seeped into one of the city's water wells.
Crook County Emergency Management Coordinator Gari Gill said residents noticed a foul smell in the water. Test results showed the water had diesel fuel in it.
Gill says the city accidentally polluted its well while drilling a new well. Once the problem was noticed, the city shut the tainted well and opened two other water wells.
The problem is affecting the northern side of the city, or about 45 percent of the city's 1,200 residents.
Gill says the city has been working to flush its water system and is asking residents to do the same at their homes and businesses.
He says there have been no reports of sickness resulting from the tainted water.
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