Fuel Spill in the Park

On Wednesday evening, October 15, 2014 an FoBP board member noted a suspicious and colorful sheen on the water of Jordan’s Branch. There was a strong smell of fuel and her eyes began to burn.  The spill was noted on a long stretch of the Branch from approximately I-64 to where one can walk straight down to the creek from Old Farm Road.  She notified the EPA.

Rex Springston with the Richmond Times Dispatch wrote an article about the spill.  You can read it here.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/city-of-richmond/state-investigating-oil-contamination-in-bryan-park/article_53be5d43-18c3-5305-8289-5bec9142d850.html

A follow up article can be found here.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/fuel-spill-cleanup-under-way-at-north-richmond-s-bryan/article_da1c35c4-ff4c-5129-8c7e-1a7378ca93ff.html

Another follow-up story was published on October 29.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/fuel-cleanup-ends-at-bryan-park-investigations-continue/article_c1c927c1-9c43-588f-8599-2f7292378b06.html

Where does Jordan’s Branch start and where does it go as it winds into Bryan Park?  Read Phil Riggan’s article here.

http://www.richmond.com/city-life/why-richmond-why/article_05475b72-7163-11e2-a5bb-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=story

You can click on the photos to enlarge them.

Fuel in the water in Bryan Park on 10-16

Fuel in the water in Bryan Park on 10-16

Clean up begins at the Spillway between the upper and lower Young's Ponds October 16

Clean up begins at the Spillway between the upper and lower Young’s Ponds October 16

Taken From Jordan's Branch Bridge October 18

Taken From Jordan’s Branch Bridge October 18 –the canoe belongs to Hepaco

View from spillway 10 21 14

View from spillway 10 21 14

View from Jordan's Branch Bridge 10 21 14

View from Jordan’s Branch Bridge 10 21 14

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