On Thursday an "oily sheen" appeared on multiple bodies of water in our area. The mysterious substance appeared on the Rappahannock River and the Canal, and also two local ponds. City officials determined that the sheen was not petroleum based, but have unable to identify the substance or its source. Today, however, they declared that there were “no apparent safety risks to humans or the environment.”
Don't worry folks. Officials have declared "all is well."