Ky--- An oily sheen on a stream in has nearby residents scratching their heads, but officials with the Kentucky Division of Water say there is no cause for alarm. Letcher County
The sheen was found on Bear Branch in the Cromona community. Officials have not yet determined exactly what the substance is, but they believe it is diesel fuel. They say the slick should dissipate before it reaches Whitesburg downstream and should not affect drinking water.
Investigators determined the sheen originated on a property on
Austin Road. A contractor has been hired to clean up the site.