(AP) May 12, 2007 -- New water tests found little or no trace of a dry-cleaning chemical that had contaminated tap water in several Queens neighborhoods, the city Department of Environmental Protection said.
None of the 18 samples tested yesterday afternoon had levels of the chemical above federal standards, and 10 had none at all, the agency said.
The agency has said the contamination poses no known health risk to the roughly 64,000 people living in the affected area, which includes parts of St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Hollis and Queens Village.
The DEP said yesterday that it had checked almost 350 local businesses for faulty water or sewer connections, and had found one possibility: a business with an illegal water hookup.
The agency said it was working to get access to the business to take water samples.
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