FOX10 News Obtains Bus System’s Investigation Report

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) (WALA) FOX10 News is sorting a through a preliminary investigation report filed on the The Wave Transit System, Mobile’s public bus system.

In January, The WAVE Transit was ordered by The Alabama Department of Environmental Management to investigate and clean up a petroleum spill from its facility.

An environmental engineering and remediation firm, Areostar, conducted the investigation. Its report states the site’s personnel discovered the discharge pump of the oil/water separator was broken January 3.

On January 7 the report states Hoffman’s Equipment Service Inc. inspected the diesel fuel system dispensing system revealed a leak in the underground dispenser line transition sump.

The report says Hoffman’s repaired the equipment January 20. But photo’s, taken by an ADEM worker Friday, March 28, showed the oil sheen back were it was first reported in January.

The question remains: Is the problem solved? We reached out to an ADEM spokesperson, Scott Hughes, for answers. He said he is tracking down information and will get back to us as soon as possible.

Meantime Areostar recommended a second investigation be conducted to assess the extent of the contamination and the installation an interceptor trench and recovery wells, those are usually used to contain leaks and evaluate how the contaminates spread.

The company recommended more groundwater sampling as well.

FOX10 news will continue to follow the latest developments on this case.



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