Another suit filed over fluoride in water supplies

Another lawsuit has been filed over fluoride being added to local water supplies.

Last week, activists filed suit in Clallam County Superior Court aimed at stopping the cities of Port Angeles and Forks from adding fluoride.

Protect the Peninsula's Future and Clallam County Citizens for Safe Drinking Water say the addition of fluoride doesn't meet state criteria for drinking water. The suit claims the type of fluoride being used has not been officially approved by the state for that type of use.

The group filed once before on a similar lawsuit that fluoride didn't meet federal requirements.
Port Angeles began adding fluoride to the water system in 2006. Forks has had fluoride in its water for more than 50 years.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 13
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates