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Environment Concerns Increase from Tanker Spill -- Jen French

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WEST NASHVILLE (Jen French) -- Last week’s fiery fuel spill may result in legal action. An environmental group is threatening to file a suit if gas and diesel isn’t cleaned up from Richland Creek.

The Richland Creek Watershed Alliance, or RCWA, has filed its intention to take Tri Star Transport to Federal Court for violating the Clean Water Act.

THE RCWA claims there’s still gasoline and diesel fuel in the creek. They believe Tri Star should pay for the clean-up.

Monette Rebecca is the Executive Director of the RCWA. Rebecca told FO X17 she took photos of fuel in the creek over the weekend.

The Metro Water Department told FOX 17 it hasn’t spoken to the RCWA yet, but acknowledges it saw sheen in the creek Monday morning. Metro has notified the company handling clean-up.

Metro told FOX 17 it hasn’t seen any dead fish.

Rebecca claims she has seen dead wildlife. She and the RCWA just want the creek cleaned up.


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