I received the following from a trustworthy source a few minutes ago-
Is this Washington, DC AAMCO station (1001 Bladensburg Rd NE) dumping transmission fluid down the sewer? At the least, it's spilled all over the ground. The fluid is still on the sidewalk, in a clear path (as if someone rolled a barrel on its edge) from the side gate of the AAMCO station to the sewer.
Thoughts? I called 911 to report this on Friday and provided my phone number, but never received a call from police personnel.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++I received some information on the situation near the AAMCO where it appeared that oil was dumped into the sewer. The Mr. Young who posted on this site is for real. He is Korean, and English is not his first language. It does not appear that AAMCO dumped anything into the sewer. Here is an excerpt from the email I received "a local salvage hauler with a truck in very poor condition was at there shop looking for waste metal and his truck was parked at that location on the side walk and storm sewer." It is likely that the oil in the catch basin came from this poorly maintained vehicle. The AAMCO station does indeed sell its waste oil. According to the information I received that AAMCO "had approximate[ly] 500 gallons of waste oil recovered by USA Oil Refinery on 2/12/2009 at no cost to them and were paid $.35per gallon for the waste oil. Also, E and M Auto Repair Inc has a waste oil hauling contract with Mid State Oil Recovery, service was last performed by this company on 12/19/2008." When the inspector "checked inside of the storm sewer catch basin at 1001 Bladensburg Road NE" he "found it to be full of bottles and cups and a small amount of oil. The amount of oil was consistent with the amount that would be associated with a catch basin of this type in this location." A clean up at the location is being ordered. DDOE will further look into the possibility of dumping at this location.