Louisville Water Co. sampling shows no drinking water contamination

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 1 at 12:40 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The environmental impact is being closely monitored after Monday's train derailment where two cars began leaking chemicals, and one caught fire.

The Louisville Water Company has completed sampling and there is no drinking water concern at this time.

Kelley Dearing Smith said intake valves are up river from the derailment site and they have no underground water mains in the immediate vicinity so there is no concern for Louisville.

She said one of their priorities is maintaining water pressure in the area so firefighters can successfully fight the blaze.

The Environmental Protection Agency is currently conducting their own testing.

 

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