Wheatland Tube issued citation for Warren spill

A spokeswoman said the EPA does not think the spill in Warren, Ohio was deliberate

Boom on Mahoning River. March 7, 2016
A boom across the Mahoning River in Warren holds back an oil slick discovered on Monday, March 7, 2016.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Dina Pierce with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Wheatland Tube was issued a notice of violation for a hydraulic fluid spill into the Mahoning River on Monday.

Pierce said the EPA does not think the spill was deliberate. Wheatland has a hired a company to help clean up the 100 gallons of hydraulic fluid.

The Wheatland Tube company is located off nearby Griswold Street and spilled the fluid into the Mahoning River at Packard Park, according to the EPA. Wheatland Tube said the oil leak came from a large piece of equipment called a side loader.

About 100 gallons of oil leaked, putting a sheen on the river. The majority of the spill has already been cleaned up, and the contractor says it will be finished by the end of the week.

Sewer lines will also be flushed for any residual oil.

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