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Water ban due to lye is lifted in Spencer

State to probe how excess got into town supply

Mitch Gurk, with three dogs in his van yesterday, got water jugs from Robert Brouillet of the county sheriff's department. Mitch Gurk, with three dogs in his van yesterday, got water jugs from Robert Brouillet of the county sheriff's department. (DAVID L. RYAN/GLOBE STAFF)
By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / April 27, 2007

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SPENCER -- State environmental officials said yesterday they are investigating how excess lye got into the town's water supply, as they lifted a water ban that forced thousands of residents to forgo baths and required at least a dozen hair salons, restaurants, and shops to shut down for nearly two days. (Full article: 665 words)

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