Crews cleaning oil release in Black River

Crews cleaning oil release in Black River
(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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