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Hominy Creek Clean-up Continues

Updated: Monday, February 24 2014, 10:58 AM EST
Clean up continues this morning on a fuel spill that made its way into a Buncombe County waterway more than a week ago.

Seven boom rigs are in place along Hominy Creek to catch any remaining diesel, and keep it from making it into the French Broad River.

Despite the ongoing work, many people were out this weekend enjoying the water.

The visitors say that not cleaning the spill quickly can have other far-reaching consequences.

"I don't think the powers that be really recognize the huge economic impact that the recreational side of these waters have."

"To lose that, because you can't paddle it because it might be dangerous or polluted I mean, that would be just a huge blow to the city."

The spill happened at Harrison Construction, and the company may face fines for the accident.

State water resources officials are monitoring the ongoing clean up.Hominy Creek Clean-up Continues


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