oil on water. Photo/USCG

PenBayPilot: A malfunctioning oil burner at an inn on Tannery Lane in downtown Camden [Maine] released a minor amount of fuel oil onto the pavement and into the lower Megunticook River, just before the river empties into Camden Harbor.

Dan Davis, an oil and hazardous waste specialist with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection assessed the spill at 9:00 a.m., January 24, and said he had few concerns about it, except for the welfare of a gaggle of ducks that were swimming near the spill site.

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