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Possible petroleum leak moving toward a city drinking water source

Mar 18, 2011 3:04:00 PM - thestate.com
State regulators are investigating a possible petroleum leak on the Broad River that is moving toward the Columbia Canal, one of the city’s primary drinking water sources.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control reports that a sheen of petroleum was first spotted near SCE&G’s Parr Hydro station near Jenkinsville.

The petroleum has drifted downstream and residual traces have been spotted at the canal. The agency does not know where the petroleum came from, but does not believe it’s the result of a continuing release of the material, the department said in a news release this afternoon.

For now, DHEC is "not recommending any protective action," the agency said.

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