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Water main break causes 'plume' to spread into Baltimore's Inner Harbor, officials say

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A water main break caused a "plume" of discolored water to spread into Baltimore's Inner Harbor via Canton Waterfront Park Monday. 

The plume came from a water main break at 900 S. Robinson. Department of Public Works crews repaired the break but did not protect storm drain inlets.  According to officials, sediment like this can carry heavy metals, excess nutrients, and other toxins that can be harmful to the water. 

Blue Water Baltimore contacted the Department of Public Works and Coast Guard after seeing the discolored water. 

Officials are telling the public that if they see anything that could be related to this plume to call 311 to notify the city to file a report, contact MDE at 866-MDE-GOTO,  or submit a report online or through the company's hotline.

This story has been updated 

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