BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV - Immediately after 350 gallons of gas spilled from a Sheetz store in Berkeley Springs, officials worked fast to ensure the gas was cleaned up. But with a large spill such as this, officials say it's not surprising they're still seeing the effects.
"We also tested two spots close to the gas spill to see what happened to the creatures living in the bottom of the run," says Kate Lehman of the Warm Springs Water Association.
While things may look normal, there are signs that the gas is still in the water.
Many tiny animal species were found dead, according to Lehman.
"At the most basic level it matters because the bigger creatures eat these tiny creatures and yet even bigger creatures eat those creatures and this is the bottom of the food chain," says Lehman.
Described as a beautiful community, locals believe it's important to take care of the environment including the water.