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The City of Philadelphia is issuing a health advisory after a fish kill on the Wissahickon Creek.
City managing director Pedro Ramos announced that a health advisory is in effect for the Wissahickon Creek and the Schuylkill River after a highly toxic discharge killed fish near the Upper Gwynned Township waste water treatment plant, ten miles north of the city.
"The Upper Gwynned Treatment plant first noticed fish kill Wednesday afternoon and alerted the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which in turn alerted the City of Philadelphia. The DEP also alerted the US EPA."
The DEP says no dead fish were detected more than three miles from the plant. Ramos urged city residents not to swim, fish, boat, or have contact with river water until further notice. He also says do not allow pets into the water. City and state scientists are testing the creek and river far beyond the fish kill area.
Philadelphia decided to issue the advisory as a precautionary measure. Water intakes along the Schuykill were closed Thursday as a precaution as well. The city expects to update this situation early Friday afternoon.
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