Idaho town told not to drink water amid contamination scare

Residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink its well water amid concerns that a fired municipal worker who killed himself in his home may have contaminated it, officials said Friday.

Tom Young, 62, was found dead Thursday by emergency workers who were sent to a hospital after entering his residence in Dietrich.

Lincoln County Sheriff Rene Rodriguez said Friday that Young's death has been ruled a suicide and the cause is asphyxiation by nitrogen gas released into the home from a tank.

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