Cleanup of Auglaize River

Clean-up crews worked Tuesday and into Wednesday night after more than 200 gallons of “food-grade product” spilled into the Auglaize River in Defiance.
The Ohio Environment Protection Agency was in Defiance on Wednesday after vegetable oil from a facility on Greenler Street accidently ended up in the river. According to reports, employees were transferring the oil between tanks when a hose separated from a pump causing oil to leak into a drain.
Crews from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources also were in the region looking around the Independence Dam for fish kills and making sure no birds were injured in the spill.

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