- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Health officials are urging people not to swim in portions of the Clinton River in suburban Detroit affected by a spill of about 500 gallons of a suspected petroleum product.

The affected area begins in Pontiac and runs through Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills to the border between Oakland and Macomb counties.

The Oakland County Health Division on Wednesday says people should avoid swimming and all river recreational activities in that area until further notice.

The spill was reported Monday afternoon in Auburn Hills. The city says the source was believed to be in Pontiac. The Environmental Protection Agency says most of the oily material has been removed and booms were in place to catch any remnants.

The EPA and the state are involved in the cleanup and investigation.



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