Vandal Tosses Motor Oil into Public Pool

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Aug. 6, 2019—Swimming was put on hold in Turlock, Calif., after somebody tossed an open five-quart container of motor oil into the public pool.

The city's fire and environmental personnel were called to the scene to deal with the oil, which created a small slick in the kiddie pool area, reports the Modesto Bee. Some of it seeped through the filtration system and into the main pool.

City personnel put absorbent blankets on the water's surface to clean up the oil. No environmental or health hazard was reported.

There's no official word on what SAE grade was thrown into the pool. For the record, the City of Turlock does have information on motor oil recycling that includes business partners like the local 10 Minute Lube N' Oil and SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune Up shops.

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