FLINT, Mich. — Authorities reported a significant oil spill Wednesday in the Flint River in Flint.
The spilled appeared to be five miles long, Jill Greenberg, a spokeswoman for Michigan's environmental agency, told MLive.com.
“Booms are being deployed and investigators are working to determine a source,” the department said on Twitter.
Officials said drinking water was not threatened. Flint used the river for drinking water in 2014-15 before lead contamination caused the city to return to a regional water supplier.
Mayor Sheldon Neeley said state and local agencies were at the scene.
“We are working to clean the substance from the river,” he said.
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