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Oil Spill Closes Part Of Grand River In Jackson

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(WLNS) - Officials in Jackson are continuing their clean-up of the Grand River today.

They're also investigating how hundreds of gallons of motor oil and hydraulic fluid spilled into the water.

According to our media partners at MLive,  800 gallons of oil has been removed so far.

The spill was discovered Sunday.

Part of the river has been closed for recreational use.

Federal officials say because of the amount of oil the spill likely did not come from any residents.

Tricia Edwards, a federal on-scene coordinator with the EPA, said she does not think there will be any long-term effects to the Grand River from the spill, but the organization will continue to monitor it.

Read more from MLive: Hundreds Of Gallons Of Oil Spill Into Grand River

Photo Credit: Shannon Murphy Jackson Citizen Patriot
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