Ducks get clean, driver gets charged fol­low­ing oil spill

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice say an Al­berta man has been charged with care­less driv­ing af­ter a trans­port rollover spilled thou­sands of litres of trans­former oil into a Toronto creek. It’s be­lieved the oil ended up coat­ing dozens of ducks that had to be res­cued by wildlife vol­un­teers. Three elec­tri­cal trans­form­ers on the truck con­tained ap­prox­i­mately 2,878 litres of oil each. Work­ers with the Toronto Wildlife Cen­tre res­cued dozens of oil-cov­ered ducks and set up two bathing sta­tions to re­move the oil. Once the birds have been cleaned and deemed healthy, they’ll be re­leased back into the wild.

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