Environmental crews working to clean up oil spill from a Throgs Neck creek

Environmental crews in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to clean up the mess left behind in Weir Creek from an oil spill Wednesday night.

The spill was first noticed in the Long Island Sound. Authorities say the home heating oil from a storage tank at an apartment building leaked into the sewer system, which leads to the creek and the LI Sound. The owners of the apartment complex are now paying for the cleanup effort.

U.S. Coast Guard officials say fortunately the environmental impact has been minimal.

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