U.S. Navy Sailors Get Sick From Drinking Water Contaminated With Jet Fuel

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Five sailors are sickened after water tanks aboard USS Nimitz were contaminated with JET FUEL: Emergency procedure to flush out water supply fails within days -Daily Mail

The Navy acknowledged five sailors’ health issues on Thursday, two weeks after jet fuel was first detected in the water supply aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier. The Navy said it had found the source of the leak and declared the issue resolved on Sept. 21.

5 sailors on USS Nimitz reported experiencing acid reflux disorder and different diseases after the plane service’s water system grew to become contaminated with jet gas, Navy officers have confirmed.

Disgruntled sailors took to social media to share photos of the murky drinking water they had been being equipped on the ship. They additionally reported feeling sick, nauseous, lightheaded and very weak after showering.

The Navy mentioned that the jet gas, generally known as jet propellant-5 (JP5), had been first reported on September 16 inflicting crew’s ingesting water provide to be reduce for 3 days. Officers are actually investigating the reason for the leak.

USS Nimitz, a 5,000-person crewed warship, has been hooked as much as a water provide in San Diego since September 17. It was anticipated to finish coaching later this yr.

For additional updates on this story, check out the news outlets below.

  1. Five sailors are sickened after water tanks aboard USS Nimitz were contaminated with JET FUEL: Emergency procedure to flush out water supply fails within days  Daily Mail
  2. 5 sailors reported sickened as Navy continues ‘flushing and testing’ water on USS Nimitz  Kitsap Sun

  3. Sailors Were Sickened by Fuel-Tainted Water on Nimitz Carrier, Navy Says  Military.com
  4. Five sailors report health concerns after jet fuel contaminates drinking water on warship USS Nimitz  Colors of India

  5. 5 sailors reported sickened as Navy continues ‘flushing and testing’ water on USS Nimitz  Yahoo! News

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