Mayor Wood flies over impacted area to view cleanup efforts after oil spill.
This morning was the first opportunity for County Mayor Jim Wood to get an aerial view of the affected oil spill area. He, along with several industry officials and the Assistant County Manager were taken by helicopter to see the origin of the incident as well as the entire affected area.
According to Mayor Wood, “After seeing the affected area and the huge effort underway to contain and clean up the spill, I am quite reassured that residents will be safe. I believe every effort is being made to minimize the damage caused by this very unfortunate event.”
County representatives have been on-site at the Glennifer Reservoir since the beginning of the containment effort. Booms continue to trap the oil, while it is removed from the water with specialized equipment. The cleanup of debris and the land will be a long-term, ongoing effort.