CINCINNATI (AP) — Dozens of small animals contaminated after oil leaked into an Ohio nature preserve have been cleaned, with some taken to a Dayton science museum for extra care.
The Great Parks of Hamilton County reports about 60 salamanders, frogs and crayfish have been collected. Of those, 21 salamanders have been taken to the Boonshoft Museum.
That's about 60 miles from the Oak Glen Nature Preserve near Cincinnati, where federal officials estimated more than 20,000 gallons leaked from a pipeline.
So far, 28 small animals have been found dead in the preserve or died soon after being taken in.
Crews dug trenches and set absorbent barriers backed by straw bales to prevent oil-saturated soil from spreading. They are removing oil sheen remaining from the leak.