- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Volunteers in Charlotte are treating ducks and turtles that were covered with diesel after a fuel spill into local creek.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1LDFtVW) volunteers with Carolina Waterfowl Rescue found 10 ducks in Freedom Park on Wednesday and planned to rescue another 20 to 30 ducks in the park this week.

Authorities say a generator at the NASCAR Plaza building spilled about 1,000 gallons of diesel into a storm drain on Wednesday. The fuel then entered Little Sugar Creek and traveled 4 miles south to a shopping center.

Jennifer Gordon, executive director of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, said the rescued ducks received medical evaluations and a charcoal-based fluid to flush out any fuel they may have ingested. Kara Lopp of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue said several turtles also were rescued.


Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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