Corpus Christi lifts water ban four days after chemical leak

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A nearly four-day ban on drinking the water in Corpus Christi, Texas, was lifted on Sunday after test results showed no contamination due to a chemical leak, the city's mayor announced.Mayor Dan McQueen said residents could resume using the city's water supply for drinking, bathing and cooking."It is all full use but we are going to continue to monitor as we go on," McQueen said.None of the 28 drinking water samples the Environmental Protection Agency reviewed tested positive for Indulin AA-86, an asphalt-emulsifying agent that's corrosive, the federal agency said Sunday in a statement. Indulin can burn the eyes, skin and respiratory tract if a person comes into contact with concentrated amounts.

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