EPA: About 40K gallons of oil, water removed near D&L property

YOUNGSTOWN — In its first official statement on the matter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that approximately 40,000 gallons of oil and water have been removed from the creek and storm sewer near D&L Energy property.

The agency said 42 cubic yards of “oiled debris” have been collected for proper disposal, as well.

The waste was first dumped into the drain by an employee of Hardrock Excavating, at the direction of D&L Energy owner, Ben W. Lupo, who also owns Hardrock, regulators said.

Both state and federal agencies are still awaiting the test results of samples taken at the site, 2761 Salt Springs Road, to determine what chemicals were in the substance.

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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