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SPRINGFIELD, Ill.ûThe Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says preliminary results from tests show the state’s drinking water is safe.

Officials took samples from across Illinois in March to test for unregulated pharmaceuticals or personal care products.

They took untreated source water and treated drinking water from public supplies in Chicago, Aurora, Elgin, East St. Louis and Rock Island. Springfield officials collected their own water and submitted data to the EPA.

Officials say they tested for 57 chemicals. Seventeen chemicals were detected at low levels.

But the EPA says there is no cause for immediate concern.

Illinois EPA director Doug Scott says the state will continue to monitor drinking water supplies. (AP)


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