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DEP: Oil Spill Found in Lackawanna River

SCRANTON — An oil spill was discovered Saturday morning in the Lackawanna River in Scranton.

Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection called it a significant spill that spans about a mile near Poplar Street.

According to the DEP, the oil came from the old Scranton Steam Plant and it is a type of fuel to help produce steam.

Crews cleaned up the spill Sunday and said no aquatic life was affected.




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