Friday, June 12, 2015

Will it affect Columbia? Wrightsville water officials bracing for chemical-fire contaminants

Local officials learned in a conference call with state Department of Environmental Protection that contaminants from a massive fire Monday at an Adams County chemical company could reach the borough's water-intake pumps Saturday morning, prompting members of the Wrightsville Borough Municipal Authority to take pre-emptive action.

As of about 5 a.m. today, there was no mention of the issue on the Columbia Water Company's website:

This morning, WGAL-TV reported that Columbia is one of the municipalities notified.


  1. Don't worry it is only water.

  2. Doesn't hurt to be prepared but I would think from there to here with the size of the river it would be dissipated enough to not cause a problem.