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Friday, December 23, 2011

Alexandria Residents Cautioned to Avoid Four Mile Run

Alexandria Residents Cautioned to Avoid Four Mile Run

Residents are advised to avoid direct contact with waters in Four Mile Run downstream from the 395 overpass in the City of Alexandria.  The petroleum discharge, which originated in Arlington County from an unknown source, is currently being investigated by Arlington County.  Alexandria residents are encouraged to eliminate the risk of exposure to the petroleum.

Until further notice, residents should:
  • Stay away from the affected waters
  • Keep your pets away
  • Avoid recreational use of Four Mile Run downstream of 395
  • Do not fish, wade or swim in the stream
For additional information, contact the Office of Environmental Quality at 703.746.4065, or contact Arlington County, Environmental Services at 703.228.3000. Read the Arlington County Release for additional details.

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