EPA still looking for culprits in Hammond oil dump

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Posted: Aug 27, 2010 10:58 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 27, 2010 11:13 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: amite, tangipahoa, parish, crimestoppers, oil, dump, hammond, reward, WBRZ

Authorities are asking for the public’s help finding the people who dumped several hundred gallons of used oil in Amite back in July.

On June 7 Hammond Police were notified of an oil spill at 1800 Palmetto Street. Officers found a significant amount of oil had been dumped into a ditch behind the Supreme Autoplex and notified the Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Environmental Quality.

The agencies cleaned up the spill, which they said was intentionally dumped there by someone using a truck. They opened a criminal investigation, and hope someone will step forward with information that will help lead to an arrest.

Anyone with information about this case can call the Crimestoppers of Tangipahoa at 1-800-554-5245(JAIL). You will remain anonymous, and tips that lead to an arrest could receive up to a $1,000 reward.

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