- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Crews are still working around the clock to clean up an oil spill in Lake Erie off Cleveland.

Officials said on Wednesday said that tests concluded the substance spilled into Lake Erie near the Forest City Yacht Club last week was lube oil.

Cleveland Public Power, which has a closed plant on the shoreline, has accepted responsibility for the cleanup. The spill was reported last Friday, and crews have been working on the cleanup ever since.

The crews include personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, city of Cleveland Public Utilities, and Cleveland Public Power.

It was contained with booms to keep it from going out into the lake, and initially was cleaned with tanker trucks and skimming boats.



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