Water is disinfected with chlorine before being used for drinking and cooking, and that’s why the Chardon Water Treatment plant has been so heavily scrutinized.
But when the company reported last year that a large spill of chlorine-tainted water in the desert southwest was causing a massive health and safety issue, there were no immediate plans to shut down the plant.
Instead, the company decided to start an investigation.
The result was a series of public-service announcements, press conferences and public health alerts that were widely viewed as a show of resolve.
And now the company is facing a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a new batch of questions about its water supply that are raising the stakes for the Château des Anglais in its fight to stay open.
Châtillon’s water has been contaminated with chlorine-contaminated water for more than 30 years.
The company, which was bought by Châtel-de-Fonds for $5.2 billion in 2015, says the spill was caused by a leak of a large tank of water.
It says it has found chlorine-resistant water in other Châltons in the region, and there is no evidence of any leakage from Châlons water treatment plant.
But a recent Reuters investigation found a number of issues with Châtoneux water, including a leaky tank, a failure to keep a record of water quality and a lack of adequate testing to determine whether the water is safe for drinking.
The Reuters investigation was published last month.
Since then, Châtellons CEO Richard Léger said in an interview that the company will have a thorough investigation into the spill and is taking “the necessary steps” to ensure the safety of its customers.
“We know that there is a very high level of concern about this situation,” Légar said.
“If we didn’t know about it, I don’t know how we would have known about it.”
A source familiar with the investigation told Reuters that a chlorine leak could be the cause of the chlorine-laden water contamination, though it was not clear if the company knew about the leak until now.
A Châtpel-de Fonds spokesman declined to comment.
A new lawsuit filed in U.s.
District Court in New Mexico by the Army Corps says the leak was caused in January 2017 by a mechanical problem with a pipe that carries water to the plant from the nearby ranch.
The Army Corps alleges that in 2017, a worker accidentally flushed a small amount of chlorine into the pipe that supplies Châtchillon’s treatment system.
The worker told investigators he didn’t realize the chlorine was coming out, and he said he had no idea it would make the water so contaminated.
The agency says the water was then stored in a “large storage tank” until it leaked out of the tank in January, 2017, and then in August 2017 when the water entered the plant, contaminating the water supply.
The case is expected to go to trial in mid-October.
The Châtanel des Anglasses plant, the source said, is “totally understaffed, and in the middle of a massive emergency.”
“We are the worst water user in the country.
We’re not a public utility,” said Les Dufour, a retired lieutenant colonel in the French army who now works as a consultant for a company that owns the Chateau des Châtones.
“But we’re very good.
We have an excellent infrastructure and a very strong workforce.”
He said the Chachais water supply had been tested at the beginning of the spill, but he wasn’t sure if the water had been adequately tested before it was pumped into the plant for disinfection.
“In fact, it’s a very difficult question to answer,” he said.
The lawsuit also says that Châttons water was improperly tested twice, by different employees, and the company failed to properly label its water as a water supply, leading to false and misleading information about its health risks.
A third source, who has been working for the company for years and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Chachon’s water had not been tested as far back as 2005 and that the water tested negative on March 24, 2017.
A statement issued by the Chachton des Anglsas said the company had taken steps to correct the issues identified in the lawsuit, and it was working with the Army to review the matter.
A spokesman for the Corps of Engineering, which is conducting the investigation, declined to provide additional information about the lawsuit.
The water system has since been updated, the Chachels water supply has been tested and chlorine-free water has flowed to Châchillon’s customers.
The Environmental Protection Agency is also investigating.
“The issue of disinfection of water is one that is really important to us,” said Steve Bowers, spokesman for EPA spokesman Ryan McBride.
“It’s something that’s been in