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Will deadly amoeba be killed before water reaches us?

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Concern voiced about Whitewater Center plan

By Hannah Strong

Almost a month after an Ohio teen died from a “brain-eating amoeba” found in the water at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, officials are still deciding how to dispose of that water. 

The U.S. National Whitewater Center closed June 24, but it still contains12 million gallons of water in a big pool. 

One option discussed after the incident was to treat the water to destroy the Naegleria fowleri amoeba and then release it into the nearby Catawba River. 


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