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A greasy mess in Rockport waters has been identified

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 23:50:06-04

A fishing guide found something suspicious in Copano Bay this week.

He sent us a video that shows the oily-looking substance in the water and someone on the tape accused “Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill” of dumping its grease trap into the bay.

The restaurant issued a statement saying there was no dumping. They say it was the runoff from cleaning the roof and vents. The cleaning of the vents involves an EPA-approved product that breaks down oil and grease.. and then dissipates in the water.

The Coast Guard came out to investigate and found no violation.
When we sent a camera crew by today, there was no residue and the water looked clean.