Ducks Returned to Wild Following Fuel Spill

CHARLOTTE, NC — Eight ducks are back in the wild, nearly a month after a fuel leak poured 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into Little Sugar Creek.

The ducks were cleaned and cared for by the group Carolina Waterfowl Rescue.  They were determined to be healthy, and Thursday, they were set free.

Meanwhile, the company that owns the building where the fuel leak started could still face a fine.

“We are waiting for some information, some crucial information, from the property owner,” said Mecklenburg County Media Coordinator Mark Boone.  “And once that information has been gathered, we’ll also determine the cause of the spill.”

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is still caring for several ducks, which they plan to release back into the wild soon.