Oil spill at school shuts down playground

An oil spill at the Block Island School shut down the school’s playground for a couple of days but did not pose any health hazards to students, according to Supt. Mike Convery.
The spill was noticed early Monday morning. Oil was spilling out of a vent pipe onto the side of the building. An oil delivery person immediately notified the school’s janitor, and Convery said that Facilities Manager Sam Bird was quickly on the scene. A cleanup company was brought to dig up and absorb oil that had seeped into the ground. Convery said

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