Poland Spring Water is possibly contaminated with gasoline. The New Hampshire Department of Health is warning consumers not to drink the water if it smells like gasoline. According to “Fox and Friends” live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, the company is blaming what folks did with the Poland Spring empty bottles during Hurricane Sandy as the cause of possible gasoline contamination. The three and five gallon bottles are the ones in question.
According to the Huffington Post on Saturday, Poland Spring Water in the three and five gallon bottles are the ones listed in the New Hampshire Department of Health consumer advisory. People used these containers to fill up with gasoline for generators and since the bottles are recycled, some of the bottles still smell of gasoline.
The bottles in question are ones that consumers purchased on or before Nov. 1, 2012. The consumer warning suggests you should check them for a gasoline odor before drinking the water. Poland Spring did release a statement back on Feb. 7, explaining that some of the bottles may have come contaminated during Superstorm Sandy.
At least one person has had to seek medical attention after drinking a gasoline tainted bottle of the Poland Spring Water. Again, only the three and five gallon bottles are believed to be affected.
On “Fox and Friends” live on Sunday, this brought up a discussion of the reuse of these bottles, as many believed they were crushed and the resin was what the company recycled. This brings up the question of just how well do they clean the bottles before water is poured back into them for resale?