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Two hundred fifty-thousand people in the Quad Cities rely on the Mississippi River for their drinking water. TV-6 Investigates uncovered there is no advance warning system to detect a spill.

But millions of pounds of chemicals and oil are stored and shipped along the river and we've found there are gaps in laws meant to keep you safe.

As KWQC Investigative Reporter Mark Stevens reports, there are actions being taken to plug those gaps. Moline is paying for the final part of an advance warning monitor upstream. It's attaching mussels to a computer to measure toxins quickly.

Congress is also working on new rules for storage tanks because the first hearings after the West Virginia spill revealed gaps in how chemical storage tanks are watched over.

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