An indictment released Thursday alleges that 46-year-old Bernard Corbin sold the stolen oil on the black market. Prosecutors say it was eventually recycled and then shipped around the United States.
Vegetable oils and animal fats can be turned into Biodiesel fuel and restaurants in Philadelphia and the suburbs are cashing in getting a dollar plus per gallon for the used oil.
There was a Hazmat situation in Old City Saturday morning that shut down a block and forced evacuations for a few hours.
It’s lurking in the nation’s sewers, and even as close as the sewage line that runs from your house to the main. It’s called FOG — for accumulated fats, oils and grease. In Philly, it’s FROG, since the water department includes tree roots.