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Suspended jail sentence in Nokia water contamination case

A former worker at the city of Nokia's water agency was given a seven month suspended jail sentence for his involvement in the contamination of the city's drinking water supply in 2007. More than 8,000 people became ill from the contamination.

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The former operator was found to have opened a valve which allowed waste water to enter the clean drinking water.

The director of the water agency, who also faced criminal charges in the incident, was acquitted.

Additionally the city of Nokia, located just west of Tampere, was ordered to pay compensation.



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