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Discharge into Tookany Creek
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An illicit discharge into the Tookany Creek near Renninger Park in Glenside occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9.

The discharge, which is under investigation, appears to have been related to work by a contractor at Glenside Pool involving the water blasting and painting of the pool.

            Once Cheltenham Township became aware of the situation, the project was immediately suspended and the Department of Environmental Protection was notified. Upon being made aware of the discharge, the Township Administration immediately secured the services of an environmental remediation company which began removing contaminates from the streambank and the Creek beginning at approximately 10:45 PM.  Remediation is ongoing.

            The Township is investigating how this unfortunate incident occurred. Additional information may be released through the Township Manager’s Office.


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