DANVILLE, Virginia — A spokesman for Virginia's environmental agency says a motor oil spill will have minimal impact on the Dan River.
Bill Hayden of the state Department of Environmental Quality tells the Danville Register & Bee (http://bit.ly/1YCVHck ) that "we didn't have anything too serious" in Monday's spill.
Officials say a malfunctioning valve on top of an oil tank at a Danville automobile dealership caused the release of about 400 gallons of motor oil. Up to 100 gallons seeped into the Dan River because of that day's rainy weather. A contractor will handle the cleanup.
Hayden said the DEQ will continue to investigate and determine what can be done to prevent a spill from happening again.
Information from: Danville Register & Bee, http://www.registerbee.com