Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water

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The Oregon National Guard will hand out free water at 10 locations to residents who can’t drink tap water due to toxins from an algae bloom in a reservoir.

Gov. Kate Brown’s office said Thursday that the water will be distributed in Salem, the state capital, and in Stayton because of the problem at Detroit Lake.

Officials also extended a limited no-drink advisory for water in Oregon’s capital city.

The advisory warns that young children and people with compromised immune systems shouldn’t drink municipal water in and around the city of Salem.

It was first issued on Tuesday.

A news conference was scheduled for later in the day with Oregon authorities.

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