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.