For 30 years, twice a day,
Michell Bond has been feeding ducks at Capitol Lake. But, today she noticed a
strange film covering the surface of the water.
"As I was walking
along, I saw the sheen and I didn't know how far it went, but I called DEQ and
said there is something on the lake," said Bond.
That was diesel fuel; what looked
to be colors of the rainbow in the water.
"I was appalled, it is a terrible
thing there are ducks, and all sorts of wildlife from the lake that can be hurt
by things like this," said Bond.
The Department of Environmental
Quality (DEQ) group were hard at work cleaning up the mess. Department spokesman Greg Langley
says he doesn't know exactly how something like could happen.
"We don't know the source of it
at this point, it would be only speculation, it most likely leaked out of sort
For Bond, all she wants is for
the lake to be cleaned up as quickly as possible, so she and the ducks she
feeds can have a healthy environment.
"I am not a scientist, but I know
oily things and are not good for ducks, and if they don't want someone smoking
down there because it can blow up how good can it be ducks in the water," said
said they are still investigating the source of the spill.
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