Ohio EPA responds to spill in Niles

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Officials say an unidentified chemical spilled into a creek Sunday in the area of Youngstown-Warren Road and Park Drive. 

The Ohio EPA looked at the spill Monday and say it was a buildup of algae that closely resembled petroleum.

Here is their full statement:

Ohio EPA responded to a citizen report of oil present in a creek near Niles. After daylight provided the on-scene coordinator a better view of the waterway, it was determined that no oil was present in the creek. There was a buildup of organic matter and algae on the creek (a natural condition), which closely resembled degraded petroleum.

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