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The worst oil spill in 10 years has forced some Fairfax County residents from their homes and spilled over one hundred thousand gallons into the Potomac River. Zoe Sullivan has more.


A pipeline rupture near Sugarland Run Creek has dumped over three-hundred thousand gallons of oil into the area. Officials warn that toxic fumes are one resulting hazard.

County Fire Chief Glenn Gaines warned residents: 

Stay away from it. Stay in your home. Preferably, we’d like you to keep your doors closed. (:06)

Over a hundred federal and local workers are scrambling to clean up the oil. County Water officials are protecting the area’s drinking supply. A state of emergency has been declared, and some residents have left their homes to escape toxic fumes. Dozens of animals have also been affected.

American Observer Radio, Zoe Sullivan