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In Florida City, a Hacker Tried to Poison the Drinking Water

A hacker gained entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a Florida city of 15,000 and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical, exposing a danger cybersecurity experts say has grown as systems become …

Boil-Water Notice Lifted From Texas City Where Microbe Found

LAKE JACKSON, Texas — A boil-water notice was lifted Tuesday from the drinking-water system of a Houston-area city where water tainted with a deadly, microscopic parasite was blamed for the death of a 6-year-old boy. In a statement, the Texas …

$1M Damage in Washington Propane Tank Explosion

The fire department estimates property damage at $1 million from a propane tank explosion during construction work at a water treatment plant near Mukilteo, Wash. Snohomish County Fire District 1 says the explosion Thursday left a 300-foot blast zone that …