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9 MINS AGO - NPR

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One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

The trespasser relieved himself into one of the city's reservoirs of treated water. Officials say there's not much of a danger to public health, but they're being cautious.

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10 MINS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Anger boils over in search for S. Korea ferry missing

Jindo (South Korea) (AFP) - Emotions boiled over Thursday in the frantic search for 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing from a capsized South Korean ferry, with angry parents confronting President Park Geun-Hye as prospects dwindled of finding survivors. "Honestly, I think the chances of finding anyone alive are close to zero," a coastguard official told an AFP journalist ...

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20 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym clothes, empty water bottles — small bits of ordinary school life now infused with heartbreak. Parents and school workers have locked up the missing students' belongings because their schoolmates were taking ...

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1 HOUR AGO - The Guardian

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Portland to flush 38m gallons of water after man urinates in reservoir

Open reservoir holds water that has already been treated and goes directly into mains for distribution to customersPortland officials said Wednesday they are flushing away millions of gallons of treated water for the second time in less than three years because someone urinated into a city reservoir.In June 2011, the city drained a 7.5m-gallon reservoir at Mount Tabor in southeast ...

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1 HOUR AGO - The Week

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Portland will dump 38 million gallons of water from reservoir that teen peed in

Portland is draining 38 millions of gallons of treated water from a reservoir because a 19-year-old man drained himself into it.Although the man's urine doesn't pose a health risk — animals routinely pee in the reservoirs, after all — a water department spokesman said the city doesn't want to deliver deliberately tainted material.The incident occurred earlier this week, when three ...

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