Crews Contain Oil Spill in Madison Township


Photo courtesy: Ohio EPA

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MADISON TWP., Ohio — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency reports emergency crews are working to contain and clean up an oil spill in Lake County.

About 1,250 gallons of oil began leaking from an above-ground storage tank at 5418 Madison Road Thursday. The Ohio EPA says 800 of those gallons entered a tributary of the Grand River and traveled several hundred yards downstream into a two-acre pond.

Crews have contained the oil to the pond, and say they don’t believe any oil made it into the Grand River. Emergency crews will be working through Saturday and Sunday to clean the pond.

The Ohio EPA says the clean up costs will be determined at a later time.

*See above for pictures of the spill provided by the Ohio EPA.

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