- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Authorities are finishing their cleanup efforts after about 500 gallons of a suspected petroleum product spilled into the Clinton River in suburban Detroit and spread for several miles.

The spill was reported Monday afternoon in Auburn Hills. The city says the source was believed to be in nearby Pontiac and the spill traveled through the Oakland County communities and into Rochester Hills, stopping before it reached River Bend Park.

The Environmental Protection Agency is on the scene, coordinating cleanup and investigating the possible source.

EPA on-scene coordinator Jeff Lippert told radio station WWJ-AM on Tuesday that the most of the oily material has been removed. He says booms remain in place to catch any remnant.

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