Springfield oil leak cleaned by Illinois environmental officials

SPRINGFIELD - State environmental officials are wrapping up cleanup efforts at a Springfield park where earlier this month motor oil was leaked into a lagoon.

According to state hazardous material specialist George Krebs, The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and a cleanup contractor will remove plants and take soil samples from Washington Park for analysis.  Krebs also said that there are no signs that the spill has affected any aquatic plants or animals in the area.

More than 500 gallons of motor oil spilled into storm drains and leaked into the lagoon from melted containers during a fire at a car repair shop on September 8. 

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