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Canfield car wash found to be source of 'acidic substance' in creek

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A car wash in Canfield has been determined as the source of a mysterious substance found in a creek Monday afternoon, according to fire officials. 

Emergency crews were back out Tuesday morning investigating, after a several hours long investigation Monday afternoon into a substance that was found in a creek near the high school. 

Canfield Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Matt Rarick tells 21 News that neighbors near South Briarcliffe Drive called in around 3 p.m. after a substance was found in a creek. 

Officials tested the substance and identified it as some type of acid, which was diluted by the creek water. 

Tuesday fire crews were out at the Superior Car Wash, which they say has been determined as the source of the substance. 

Officials say crews at the car wash were digging a well behind the car wash and using a high-pressure water system. 

Fire officials say the crews were then dumping the wastewater down the storm sewer. 

Fire crews say the car wash will be responsible for the cost of the clean up of the substance. In addition, they could face a citation from Ohio EPA. 

The creek, which runs near the high school, is believed to be a tributary of Saw Mill Creek. 

The fire department says clean up has already begun, and there is no threat from the substance to those in the area. 

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