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Communities again drawing drinking water from Ohio River after diesel spill

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Spilled diesel fuel being held by a containment boom. (Source: WXIX) Spilled diesel fuel being held by a containment boom. (Source: WXIX)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - There is relief for hundreds of thousands of people in communities who get their drinking water from the Ohio River because water districts upriver from Louisville are drawing water from the river again after a fuel spill earlier in the week.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water district stopped pumping drinking water from the river because of a fuel oil spill at a Duke Energy plant on Aug 18.

The EPA is still working to contain and clean up the 5,000 gallons of diesel. After water samples from the Ohio tested clean water districts reopened their intakes.

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