Paris authorities slam rumours over 'radioactive' tap water

The prefecture for the Paris region together with the local water supply company have dismissed as 'fake news' rumours circulating on social media that drinking water in the French capital is contaminated by dangerous levels of the radioactive isotope tritium.

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As France faces a scorching new heatwave this week, Paris authorities have urged residents to keep calm and carry on drinking tap water after rumours spread that the capital’s water supplies had been contaminated with harmful levels of the radioactive isotope tritium, reports The Guardian.