LSP hands over investigation of deadly amoeba to state attorney general

(FOX 8 Photo)
(FOX 8 Photo)

LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police have handed over their investigative file into a deadly amoeba found in the St. John the Baptist Parish water supply to the state attorney general's office.

"We will immediately begin to review this information to determine the appropriate course of action. We also appreciate the cooperation provided by the St. John Parish Administration who has supplied us with their internal findings as well," a spokesperson with the attorney general's office said on Thursday.

The state mandates that a certain level of chlorine be maintained in the waterlines because it kills the amoeba. Criminal charges could be filed as part of the investigation.

The potentially deadly amoeba was found in the system that serves Garyville, Reserve, Mount Airy and parts of LaPlace in July.

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