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Philadelphia monitors water contamination levels after a latex spill in the Delaware River

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2023
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On Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia’s 1.5 million residents received a tap water advisory alert, stating that a chemical spill from a latex plant had flown into the Delaware River, the city’s source of tap water. Almost instantly, people took to the streets to stock up on bottled water, and lines for grocery and convenience stores grew longer as water supply grew more scarce. On Monday, city officials said Philadelphia’s tap water will be safe to drink until Monday night at 11:59 p.m., and encouraged residents to fill containers with tap water...

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