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Bottled water advisory for Philadelphia residents following chemical spill in the Delaware River

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Piladelphia water contaminatedPhiladelphia residents are advised to drink bottled water until further notice after more than 8,000 gallons of a hazardous material spilled into a creek near the Delaware River.

Officials said Sunday the advisory had been issued out of an “abundance of caution” and there is currently no signs of contamination in the Philadelphia water system.

“Because we cannot be 100% that there will not be traces of these chemicals in the tap water throughout the entire afternoon, we want the public to be aware so that people can consider switching to bottled water to further minimize any risks.” said Mike Carroll, the deputy managing director for Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability.

The spill of more than 8,000 gallons of a latex-finishing solution occurred just before midnight on March 24, according to the Philadelphia Water Department and Office of Emergency Management. Officials have not said what caused the spill.



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