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Bureau County boat landing back open after motor oil dumped into water

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Jason Howell | 25 News

SPRING VALLEY (WEEK) - The Barto Landing in Spring Valley reopened Tuesday night after a hazardous oil traveled into the channel of the Illinois River last Saturday.

Mitigation efforts were completed on Tuesday with assistance form Illinois EPA, US EPA, and Environmental Resources.

According to a press release, booms are still in place around the Barto Landing to ensure any leftover residue is collected.

The Bureau County Emergency Management Agency is reminding the public that dumping into the Illinois River is illegal.

If an individual sees illegal dumping they are being asked to report the incident by calling 911 or the Bureau County Crime Stoppers at (800) 939-6929.

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