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Louisville Water says MCHM undetectable in city's taps

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The Louisville Water Company says there are zero detections of MCHM in the city's drinking water.

The chemical that spilled into the Elk River in West Virginia arrived in Louisville's stretch of the Ohio River Friday. After making its way through the Water Company's filtration system, Kelly Dearing Smith of the Water Company says they successfully removed the parts per bilion using carbon at the Crescent Hill Reservoir. 

The Water Company did not consider the spill to be a health hazard to Louisville's water system and scientists have spent the week ensuring the company was prepared for it.

Louisville Water will continue to treat the water with carbon through Sunday and have shared their data with water utilities downstream.

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