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Following chemical spill, officials say Philadelphia tap water is safe to use through Wednesday

Shelves stand empty of bottled water following a chemical spill into the Delaware River upstream from Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Shelves stand empty of bottled water following a chemical spill into the Delaware River upstream from Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)

Philadelphia officials say the city’s tap water is safe to use through midnight on Wednesday. Concerns over the safety of the water emerged after a chemical spill on Friday in the Delaware River from where the city treats water for its supply.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young checks in with WHYY reporter Zoë Read for an update.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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