Ohio is investigating the release of crude oil near Lake Veto

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 160 acres of southeastern Ohio has been contaminated with crude oil.

On Thursday, a resident of Lake Veto in Washington County reported that oil was spilling into a plum room.

Bob Lane, a 76-year-old owner of oil and gas wells in the area, said the leak occurred near the lake. He was one of the first people there.

“The people here are completely satisfied,” he said.

Media and communications expert Stephen Ogradi told DipSpace in an email that ODNR’s oil and gas resources management department had responded “to capture the small amount of oil and correct any impact on the environment.” The division is working to find the source of the oil and investigate the cause.

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