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Richmond to take precautions with water supply

(Source: WSLS) (Source: WSLS)

Following the train derailment in Lynchburg this afternoon, a spokesman for the Richmond Department of Public Utilities (DPU) confirmed that the city will be taking precautions to ensure the safety of the city's water supply

DPU's spokesman Angela Fountain announced the city has released booms on top of the water to skim off any oil coming down the James River. It also activated emergency response teams and is ready to switch the water supply to Tuckahoe Creek, if needed. 

Approximately 200,000 Richmond customers are affected by the changes. The city assured residents the water remains safe to drink.

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