GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Several agencies including the EPA are now investigating the illegal dumping of motor oil into a local retention pond. The pond and several oil covered geese were discovered off Bridford Parkway on Wednesday.
"Today we have caught three geese,” said Ciara Johnson, a volunteer with Piedmont Wildlife. The group has rescued 13 geese soaked in motor oil which prevents them from flying of floating. “We are going to keep checking and keeping an eye for more."
Investigators believe a truck, able to carry a tank, dumped a large amount of motor oil into a nearby storm drain. Water from the drain flows into the retention pond which connects to a watershed and eventually flows into the Randleman reservoir -- Greensboro’s water supply.