Lewis Environmental, an environmental remediation company that was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has been working to remove contaminants from the Tookany Creek and its streambank since 10:45 p.m. last night, after an illicit discharge into the Creek near Renninger Park in Glenside occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9.
As of 5:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 10, Lewis Environmental will officially determine that the streambank and creek have been cleared of contamination. There is no remaining contamination, and there have been no fish kills. This information will be provided to DEP and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).
The discharge, which is still 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 pool project was immediately suspended, and DEP and PFBC were notified. Upon being made aware of the discharge, the Township Administration immediately secured the services of Lewis Environmental.