HazMat crew investigates spill at Packard Park

A sewer drain in the park was leaking oil or petroleum

HazMat training helped with the chlorine spill in Youngstown, Ohio

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The oily fluid leak in the Mahoning River was contained Monday night. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is expected to come back to investigate the site of the leak Tuesday morning.

According to a Warren Fire Department report, Trumbull County HazMat, Warren Fire Department, and the Ohio EPA worked to contain a spill in the Mahoning River at Packard Park, Monday at 6:26 p.m.. OEPA Environmental Response and Revitalization, Kurt Kollar, called Firefighters who helped find an oily sheen in the water by the walking bridge minutes later. Crews used booms to contain the spill.

Crews traced the source of the leak back to a sewer drain near Griswold St. after a few hours of searching.

The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports the spill covered the entire length of the river at the park — between 300 and 400 yards.

The investigation into the source of the leak is expected to continue on Tuesday.

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