Lansing BW&L Says No More Spilled Oil in Grand River

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Lansing's municipal power company says it's wrapping up the cleanup this week from the spilling of about 300 gallons of hydraulic fluid into the Grand River.

Lansing Board of Water and Light spokesman Steve Serkaian says "there's no further evidence of oil in the river."
The Lansing State Journal and MLive.com say the utility was removing two oil-collection booms Wednesday and the third and final boom on Thursday.

The spill started March 31 and was blamed on a gasket failure at the utility's Eckert Power Plant near downtown. Officials say crews began working immediately to clean up the leak but realized that oil was escaping a containment area. The booms were put in place April 1.


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