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Mon April 1, 2013
Lansing utility cleaning up a small oil spill in the Grand River
An equipment malfunction led to a small oil spill into the Grand River in Lansing over the weekend.
The Board of Water and Light admitted today that a malfunctioning piece of equipment at the utility’s Eckert Power Plant Sunday created an oil spill that overflowed the plant’s containment area.
A utility spokesperson says fewer than 300 gallons of oil seeped into the Grand River. Oil-collecting booms have been deployed to contain the spill.
The spill has been reported to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
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