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Tests Show Kenya’s Turkana Water Unfit for Consumption

NAIROBI—

Initial tests on a vast aquifer found in Kenya’s drought-wracked Turkana region show the water is too salty to drink.

The 2013 discovery of underground lakes in Kenya’s arid region in Turkana brought hope to some of the 135,000 people in need of food assistance there.

Satellite imagery show the two aquifers were the size of the U.S. state of Delaware.
 
Two years later, hope is quickly fading as the first test results from Lotikipi – the largest aquifer which is close to Kenya’s border with South Sudan – show the water is too salty to drink.

Source: www.voanews.com

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