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TV-6 Investigates: Chemicals Near The River

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It's been four months since a chemical leak shut down the water supply for hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia. Two-hundred-fifty-thousand people rely on the Mississippi River for drinking water in the Quad Cities. How safe is our drinking water from oil and chemicals?

TV-6 investigates has been digging into this story for months.

KWQC Investigative Reporter Mark Stevens tonight on the risk for all of us. The entire Quad Cities gets its drinking water from the Mississippi River.

The plants test the water as it comes in several times an hour, but there is no advance warning system in place if a spill gets into the river.

There are millions of gallons of chemicals stored along the river. Everything from barge terminals, factories, and fertilizer storage warehouses.

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