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Jackson Cleaning Up Grand River Oil Spill

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JACKSON, MI (WLNS) - Jackson officials tell 6 News progress is being made in the cleanup effort of Grand River in Jackson County.

It's been a week since roughly 800 gallons of used motor oil and hydraulic fluid emptied into the river.

6 News Nick Perreault was in Jackson today to see "first hand" how it looks.

I spoke with Todd Knepper, the Director of Public Works in Jackson who says over the next few days crews will continue to take oil-trapping booms out of the water.

Hazmat teams started removing some of that equipment already along Parnall Road earlier Wednesday.

The Public Works Director says thanks to rain that moved in last night it's safe to say the spill is contained and under control.

Knepper says it's still unclear where the oil came from. The Public Works Department continues to investigate potential sources around the area.

"There's a lot of industry in town and that's why it's going to take quite a bit of research to follow and trace back through our system, we don't have anybody specific in mind right now so we're still just tracing back through the system and seeing what we can see,” said Todd Knepper, Jackson Public Works Director.

The Public Works Director feels confident where they are in the process.

The Jackson branch of the Sierra Club is offering up to a $1000 reward for anyone with information that leads the city to the source. So far they've collected $600. At this point the city has not set up a similar plan.

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