Del. provides $2.5M more in aid to rid town of MBTE-tainted water

Delaware's Water Infrastructure Advisory Council has agreed to provide $2.5 million in emergency aid to help Selbyville eradicate methyl tert butyl ether from two new wells built to replace sources previously contaminated by the gasoline additive. Investigators warned that levels of the chemical could continue to increase in the wells, which were built last year with $1.4 million of state money. "We figure that the plume is a lot larger than anyone imagined, so now we're going ahead with treatment," said Town Manager Robert Dickerson.

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