According to the National Park Service, yes, there is a possibility for the oil in asphalt to leach into our water system. The conditions would need to be ideal for this kind of leaching, as asphalt itself is a containment for the oil and (most times) holds the oil in quite well.
Irwin, R.J., M. VanMouwerik, L. Stevens, M.D.
Seese, and W. Basham. 1997. Environmental
Contaminants Encyclopedia. National Park Service,
Water Resources Division, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Distributed within the Federal Government as an
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