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Philadelphia Extends “Safe” Window for Drinking Tap Water as Questions Mount over Chemical Spill  

HeadlineMar 28, 2023

Officials in Philadelphia are continuing to monitor water quality after as much as 12,000 gallons of acrylic latex polymer leaked from a chemical processing plant into a tributary of the Delaware River. Based on current testing, authorities say tap water will be safe to drink until at least 3:30 p.m. today. Environmental advocates have criticized how local officials have responded to the chemical spill. This is Maya van Rossum, leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

Maya van Rossum: “We think it is absolutely important that there is critical focus on ensuring that drinking water supplies are safe, but at the same time we also want to make sure that our state and federal agencies are ensuring that the critical ecosystems of the Delaware River are also being monitored.”

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