Run On Bottled Water After 8,000 Gallons Of Chemicals Spill Into Philly Water Supply

  • Philadelphia’s initial advisory Sunday to avoid tap water sent many people scrambling to stock up on water, after a morning news conference in which Carroll and other officials advised residents they might want to switch to bottled water at 2 p.m. to avoid any possible contamination following Friday’s chemical spill at the Trinseo plant in Bristol.
  • Panic-buying ensued.
  • “At this time, Philly’s tap water remains safe to drink,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said Sunday night.

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