BY MICHELLE ALTENBERG, JEFF GOLDBERG, ABC7 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH 2016
Seven geese with an oily sheen covering their feathers could be seen waddling along the riverbank Friday afternoon. Experts were preparing to recover the birds and take them in for treatment, according to ABC7 Reporter Jeff Goldberg.
The oil slick, which extends along the Potomac from
Reagan National Airport
poses no public health threat, according to the Coast Guard. Wilson Bridge
Officials said crews are working around the clock to clear the river of the petroleum product, but there is still no estimated completion date.
The Coast Guard said there is a heavy concentration of the oil at Roaches Run, but the origin of the oil is still unknown.