Thursday 14 December 2017

Potomac Riverkeeper: Updates on February 2016 Oil Spill on the Potomac River

"Potomac Riverkeeper Network is extremely concerned about the spill of thousands of gallons of oil into the Potomac River and the Roaches Run Waterfowl Refuge near the Pentagon. Over the past three days we have received numerous reports of oil sheens stretching ten miles down the Potomac, from Alexandria and Reagan airport southward. Our Potomac Riverkeeper was at the scene of the spill this morning, documenting responders’ efforts to capture oiled birds as well as the continued flow of oil out of the refuge lagoon into the Potomac. While we don’t know the full extent and cause of the spill, we call on the Coast Guard, DC Department of Environment and Virginia DEQ to investigate and prosecute the party responsible for this ongoing pollution of our nation’s river."

 

READ MORE & VIEW IMAGES & VIDEO

February 8, 2016 update: Coast Guard: Substance In The Potomac River Is Fuel Oil, DCist

Febraury 13, 2016 update: Dominion Power Takes Responsibility for Potomac River Oil Spill, Arlington Patch