LOWER MT. BETHAL TWP., Pa. – Residents of Northampton County say they are frustrated by a continual oil leak in Martins Creek.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that since early April, at least a few thousand gallons of oil have entered the creek.
Officials say oil is going into the creek at a storm sewer outfall near Pennsylvania Avenue and First Street
The agency says they have cleaned about 2,000 gallons so far. A vacuum truck and absorbent material are used for the work.
The EPA says the leak came from a crack in the sewers several blocks away, but the agency was unable to determine the source.
The EPA plans to use geomagnetic technology in late August to help identify the source of the spill.
Martins Creek empties into the Delaware River approximately six miles south of Bangor in the Township of Lower Mount Bethel.