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Middle School Students Learn About Oil Spill Clean-Up Process

Students Learning about oil spill clean-up

If you live in or near the Forest Hill neighborhood, you may have heard about the oil spill in Reedy Creek near Owl Orchard a few weeks ago. About 100 gallons of transmission fluid were discovered in the creek by neighborhood resident Alex Marten and promptly reported to DPU. The cleanup was coordinated by the Department of Environmental Quality, and most of the oil was fortunately removed before traveling downstream. Some of our middle school students were able to observe and learn about the cleanup effort, as well as help where they were safely able to do so. The investigation into the cause/ source of the oil is currently under investigation, led by Mercer Croneymeyer, Pollution Response Coordinator for the DEQ. Many thanks to Ms. Cronemeyer, Alex Marten, James MacDonald at Owl Orchard, and Shanna Hryvniak of Total Environmental Concepts, who included our students in this very educational experience.

Students Learning about oil spill clean-up