August 28, 2009
Airport’s corrosive goop unidentified
Officials at a North Carolina airport said they have received many suggestions for dealing with a mysterious corrosive goop sometimes found on parked cars.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport has received sporadic reports of the unidentified white goop damaging cars in its seven-story garage since the facility was completed in December 2003, but no one has conclusively identified the substance, the Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer reported Friday.
However, airport officials said they are skeptical of all recommendations because no one has identified the goop or analyzed a sample.
When this happens, it doesn't happen for long, said Steven Pittman, deputy director of the airport.
If we do have some damage in the next few months, we'll take a much closer look at the cars.