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August 12, 2009

Cleveland Oil Recycling Plant Suspected in Deaths of 500 Gulls

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In late June, more than 500 ring-billed gulls were found dead in Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River, only a couple days after the 40th anniversary of the day the river caught fire at roughly the same spot.  On Monday, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District issued a report naming Sanimax, Inc., a nearby oil recycler, as a suspect in the spill of hundreds of gallons of cooking oil that caused the incident.  Lab results comparing oil from the spill to oil being released by Sanimax were indefinite, though, so Sanimax has not been directly blamed.

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