Oil Spill in the Kennebec River 

An investigation is underway into an oil spill in the Kennebec River. Fire crews were called to the Head of Falls Area between Waterville and Winslow just after noon Wednesday, but Fire Chief David LaFountain says witnesses walking on the bridge near the scene told him they reported seeing oil in the river a couple of days ago. LaFountain suspects that the oil came from the Pan Am Railway Yard nearby. He believes a storage tank overflowed because of all the rain we’ve had lately.The Maine Department of Environmental Protection Agency is investigating.For now crews are trying to contain the oil with floating booms across the river, and a skimmer truck will then pump the oil out of the river.There’s no way of knowing how much oil got into the water.