Main content
City of Alexandria Homepage
Monday, December 22  •  37°Light Rain Air Quality: Yellow
CloseWeather Forecast
Today: High 37° Low 36°
Light RainAir Quality: Yellow
Tue: High 49° Low 45°
AM ShowersAir Quality: Yellow
Wed: High 65° Low 54°
Rain/ThunderAir Quality: Yellow
Thu: High 52° Low 34°
Partly CloudyAir Quality: Green
Fri: High 55° Low 37°
Mostly Sunny
Alert
Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

Read More...
City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Communications & Public Information
Share Share RSS RSS Print Print Text Size Text Size NormalText Size LargeText Size Extra Large
Page updated Jan 25, 2011 5:43 PM
CloseComments

No Comments Posted Yet

MEDIA ADVISORY: PEPCO Potomac Oil Spill Update

On Sunday, January 23, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Alexandria Fire Department responded to the PEPCO River Power Station, 1400 N. Royal St., which had reported oil in the Potomac River. The oil leak resulted from a broken PEPCO intake pipe that separated from an electric transformer, allowing oil used as a coolant to flow into the emergency containment reservoir. Some of the oil reached the river water intake area of the GenOn Energy Plant (formerly the Mirant Potomac River Generating Station) and the shore line.

PEPCO, the entity responsible for the leak and cleanup, will be working 24 hours until cleanup is complete. PEPCO is working and communicating with GenOn Energy, the United Stated Coast Guard, and the Alexandria Fire Department until the cleanup is complete. All the necessary federal and state agencies have been notified and are assisting with the spill cleanup. The incident remains under investigation, and spill amount estimates are still being calculated.
Soil sampling is taking place along with the cleanup operations.  The Mount Vernon Trail path will remain open; however, PEPCO will place signs to warn pedestrians about the spill. 


For more information, contact PEPCO at 202.872.2680 or online at www.pepco.com/Contact.