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Tests Show No Harmful Chemicals In Algae-Infested Creek

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State tests found no harmful chemicals in a North Raleigh creek that eventually dumps into the city's main source for water, Falls Lake.

Neighbors grew worried when a white sludge and green algae covered the creek bed that flows behind the city's water treatment plant off of Falls of Neuse Road.

Last week, inspectors determined a harmless sulphur bacteria was growing along with the algae. Test results released Tuesday revealed no chemicals exceeded water quality standards.

Residents in a nearby neighborhood want regular testing and an explanation about why the stuff is growing in the creek.

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