It’s an environmental issue we’ve been tracking all year and now, according to new pictures sent into our newsroom, it’s not over yet.
In January, The Alabama Department of Environmental Management said “petroleum products” leaked from Mobile’s public bus systems facility into the city’s waterways. FOX10 News took a sample of the contaminated water and and it tested positive for diesel fuel.
Rob Nyckvist took pictures Friday of what appears to be an oil sheen in Montlimar creek and in the canal behind the WAVE’s facility.
The creek and the canal was sheen-free Monday, March 31.
The WAVE Transit says testing results revealed its underground pipes are not leaking. FOX10 News wants to know where is the sheen is coming from?
The WAVE Transit is not commenting on the issue. We reached out to ADEM for an update on its investigation but we have not heard back from the agency.
and we have not heard back from the state environmental agency.
We will continue to try to get some answers for you, meantime the state is requiring the bus system to see how far the contamination has spread and to clean it up.