20 birds recovering after exposure to oil spill in White Center pond

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Washington State Dept of Ecology

WHITE CENTER – At least 20 birds were covered in an oily substance at a retention pond in White Center on Saturday.

The birds came in contact with an estimated 20 to 50 gallons of what is believed to be cooking oil, the King County Department of Natural Resources said.

Several birds, including ducks, geese and herons appeared to come in contact with the substance in the pond.

A crew trained in cleaning wildlife responded and captured and cleaned the oily birds, the KC Dept of Natural Resouces reported.

The retention pond is located near Southwest 100th Street and 13th Avenue Southwest. The source of the oily substance has not been located, according to the King County Dept of Natural Resources.

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