An oil pollution spill in Pacific Grove discovered 21 years ago may finally be cleaned up this fall.
Oil seeping from the old Grove Laundry building was first discovered in 1986 by Edward and Margaret McCoy, whose property at 164 12th St. is adjacent and downhill from the old site.
The old laundry building once housed boilers fired by bunker oil that was stored in underground sumps on the property at Lighthouse Avenue and 12th Street. The leak was discovered after part of the building was torn down.
Oil that is. Black gold. Texas tea . . . they could turn this thing around, eh?