- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Officials are trying to figure out how a yellow dye ended up in a section of the Reedy River in Greenville County.

The Greenville News reported (https://grnol.co/1mwsal5) that residents who live near the Reedy River south of a water treatment plant noticed the discoloration Wednesday morning.

Officials think the dye is harmless.

Joel Jones with the Renewable Water Resources treatment plant said officials noticed the dye concentration late Tuesday and began to investigate the cause.

Company spokeswoman Ashley Rhinehart said initial tests show the dye is harmless. Rhinehart says it poses no threat to human health or the environment.

Jones says the company is awaiting additional test results.

Jones says the treatment plant is not designed to remove dyes, so the colored water is moving through the system.

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Information from: The Greenville News, https://www.greenvillenews.com

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