A spill, but not petroleum-based oil, city says
An oil sheen reported earlier today on parts of the Rappahannock Canal, Gayles Pond, Cossey Pond, and the river downstream from the canal outfall to the river, apparently is not petroleum based. The city did some preliminary tests on the substance. Nothing was visible at Cossey Pond and along the canal a few minutes ago. But nobody’s fishing in Cossey Pond on Grove Avenue, which was posted until further notice.