DEQ Takes Over Lynchburg Oil Spill
Lynchburg, VA - The Department of Environmental Quality is taking over an oil spill scene in Lynchburg.
The Lynchburg Fire Department department said 150 gallons of heating oil leaked from a tank at a vacant home on Prince Street.
The leak started when someone stole copper pipe, according to police. The oil might have been leaking for a week or two.
The oil flowed into a creek and a retention pond on Concord Turnpike. Firefighters used absorbent booms and pads to keep the oil from getting into the James River.