eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new
Week 3: Redskins At Eagles Pump-Up Video | DeSean Jackson returns | Boo or cheer D-Jac? | Jackson told McCoy he is playing | Suicide Pool | Local Picks | Redskins at Eagles 1:00pm E.T. on 94WIP |


Study Turns Portion Of The Delaware River Green

View Comments
Paul Kurtz Paul Kurtz
Paul Kurtz is a Philadelphia native who has been working as a reporter...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By Paul Kurtz

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A portion of the Delaware river in Philadelphia turned green Tuesday.

“We’re not celebrating St. Patrick’s Day,” said Dr. Chris Crocket of the Philadelphia Water Department.

He was referring to the green plume that extended from approximately Susquehanna to Washington Avenue for a few hours on Tuesday. He says it was a perfectly safe fluorescent compound used for surface and groundwater studies.

“The purpose of the dye study is so that we can understand how pollution would move throughout different parts of the river under different conditions,” Dr. Crocket said.

“It allows us to understand how the water mixes through the river. So we can understand of something is dumped into the river in a different place how does it move as the river sloshes back and forth with the tide.”

Dr. Crocket says they’re laying the groundwork for a detailed computer model that will allow the city to find ways to improve water quality and keep a closer eye on the salt line.

Must Read Today’s Top Talkers


View Comments

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,075 other followers