Crews cleaning oil release in Black River - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Crews cleaning oil release in Black River

(Source: WOIO) (Source: WOIO)
LORAIN, OH (WOIO) -

Authorities say that an estimated 20 gallons of oil was released into the Black River in Lorain on Tuesday. 

The U.S. Coast Guard said in a press release that the oil sheen is made up of mixed petroleum products, including hydraulic and waste oils. 

It started at Republic Steel when a sump pump failed and released product into a creek that runs into the Black River. 

The steel company has hired a contractor to begin clean-up operations, according to the release. 

The Coast Guard is working with the EPA to ensure the spill is quickly and fully cleaned up. 

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