- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard says all the oil that spilled into the Potomac River earlier this month came from near a Dominion Virginia Power substation where a spill was reported in January.

However, the Coast Guard has yet to name Dominion as the source of the spill.

Dominion said in a statement Friday that it agrees with the Coast Guard’s finding and accepts responsibility. The utility says it will work with agencies involved to complete the cleanup work.

The 13,500-gallon spill was reported at the site on Jan. 24.

The Coast Guard says 21 birds died after they were coated with oil. Another 32 birds are being treated at a rehabilitation center in Delaware.

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