- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Heavy rain is causing last week’s chemical spill in the Potomac River to make its way to Frederick County’s water intake sooner than originally estimated.

The Frederick News-Post reports (https://bit.ly/1KQInKa) the county’s Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management spokesman Kevin Demosky says the plume will arrive at the county’s water intake at 12:37 a.m. on Sunday.

A synthetic form of latex spilled into the river from a western Maryland paper mill. The Maryland Department of the Environment hasn’t detected any health risks related to the spill, but is still conducting tests.

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin had said the plume was likely to arrive Oct. 11. The chemical will be less concentrated upon its arrival than previously predicted.

The state is continuing to investigate the spill.


Information from: The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, https://www.fredericknewspost.com

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