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5 gallons of latex paint spills into sewer system

Five gallons of latex paint spilled into the sewer system near the Bow River.
Paint near Calgary's Bow River after a spill today. (Mike Symington/CBC)

Five gallons of latex paint spilled into the sewer system near Calgary’s Bow River.

The fire department's hazardous materials team was called to the Bowness area just after 9 a.m. MT.

A spokesman said they were able to prevent three gallons of the paint from getting into the river, but two gallons made it in.