Fresh water at Puerto Williams in southern Chile is the world's purest, study finds

Sat, Dec 26, 2015 - 8:00am

A new scientific study reaches the conclusion that the fresh water found in the town of Puerto Williams in southern Chile's Magallanes region is the purest in the world, the University of Magallanes said.

Researchers from the University of Magallanes and the University of North Texas in the United States took samples over 10 days from a number of rivers and other sources of fresh water in the area.

"Our results confirm that these waters are clean, the cleanest on this planet," the University of North Texas scientist Guido Verbeck said.

"The instruments we used to study the samples can detect two parts of...