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      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.

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