Large oil spill contaminates Griffin stream


Personnel of Griffin Fire-Rescue, the Griffin Police Department, Griffin Stormwater Division and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division have for hours been at the scene of a large oil spill on Ray Street.

According to GFR Chief Tommy Jones, the environmentally-hazardous incident occurred at a small mechanic’s business on Ray Street.

“They found a large quantity of oil that had leaked from the small business. It went in the road and got in a stream,” Jones said. “It’s a pretty bad environmental mess out there.”

The Stormwater Division notified the Georgia EPD of the spill and additional resources were dispatched.

“Our Stormwater people are out there and the EPD has gotten a clean-up crew on site, too,” Jones said.

Publisher’s note – The Grip will continue to follow this developing story and publish additional information as it becomes available.


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