Acrylic roofing material sweeps into California creek

11/10/2010 | Palo Alto Online (Calif.)

A rainstorm swept about 25 gallons of a white roofing material, consisting mainly of titanium oxide and a drying agent, into Matadero Creek in Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday, turning the creek cloudy. A contractor had used an acrylic elastomeric paint to coat a roof, but the paint failed to dry before the rainstorm struck, city officials said.

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