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Oliver Springs to stop adding fluoride to town’s water

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel | September 5th, 2014 | By Bob Fowler

OLIVER SPRINGS — When the town’s current stockpile of fluoride runs out in about a week, Oliver Springs will discontinue putting that chemical in its water supply.

Thursday’s vote on the hot-button issue by the Board of Aldermen — sitting as the Oliver Springs Water Board — puts to rest an issue that’s been discussed by town officials for more than two years.

… Oliver Springs has fretted over the matter since at least May 2012, when a Water Department employee initially expressed concerns about fluoride. Board members began researching the issue and voted in July of that year to stop adding the chemical…

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