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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Bucks County Drinking Water Safe After Lower Bucks Spill

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Days after a chemical release into the Delaware River from a Trinseo Altuglas plant in Bristol Township, drinking water in Bucks County remains uncontaminated by the spill.

River water samples collected Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard and area water suppliers showed no sign of contaminants from last week’s spill, the agencies reported Wednesday morning. 

Bucks County Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the ongoing cleanup efforts.  

As has been the case since the spill was first reported to the county late Friday night, there continue to be no known impacts from this incident on drinking water quality in Bucks County.  

Now that test results have shown no contamination for three consecutive days, the county will no longer post daily updates. 

The Bucks County Commissioners thank Bucks EMA for its swift and professional response to this incident over the last several days, especially for the successful efforts of Bucks EMA staff to plug the leak and stop the release of chemicals into our waterways.  

The County also thanks DEP, EPA, the Coast Guard, Aqua, Pennsylvania American Water and the Lower Bucks County Joint Municipal Authority for their hard work in response to this event. 

DEP is leading the response to this incident. Southeast Regional Community Relations Coordinator, Stephanie Berardi (sberardi@pa.gov), is the primary media contact for this ongoing incident.

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