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Authorities probing, containing possible oil spill

Associated Press

Owosso Township — Shiawassee County authorities say they working to contain a potential oil spill from spreading toward the Shiawassee River.

The Flint Journal reports Thursday that multiple oil-soaking booms have been used in the county drainage system west of the river in Owosso Township. Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thornburg says the source hasn’t been discovered but investigators are looking in a wooded area.

The size and extent of the spill wasn’t immediately clear.

County Emergency Management Director Richard Warner says state Department of Environmental Quality officials are leading the investigation.