The chlorine shortage is the result of an electrical failure at Westlake Chemical, based in Longview, Wash., according to the DOH. Westlake Chemical supplies chlorine to water and sewer utilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Northern California.

The situation is expected to be resolved within "a couple of weeks," according to the DOH. The DOH also said the state's largest water utilities should have enough supply to last until chlorine supplies resume.

This looks highly suspicious, and of course we cant expect the so-called journalists to tell us the truth, which makes everything more scary.

This is almost certainly either China/Russia sabotage or extreme incompetence from a huge chemical company.