Environmental Protection Agency was summoned to Adams Township after an estimated 4,000 gallons of liquid manure was spilled as a semi rolled Saturday afternoon.
The accident at North CR 21 and East TR 178 was reported to Seneca County Sheriff's Office at 12:36 p.m. Saturday.
Sgt. Larry Mackling of Seneca County Sheriff's Office said Charles E. Warner, 21, of Bellevue, was driving a 1993 White GMC eastbound on TR 178. When he attempted to turn right onto CR 21, his right trailer tires got caught in the ditch. The weight shifted, causing the semi to tip, he said.
Warner, who was cited with failure to control, was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, Mackling said.
Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County Emergency Management Agency, said EPA was at the scene Saturday and Sunday to pump the manure from the ditch and deposited it in a field where the semi had been taking it prior to the accident. When manure or fertilizer is in a waterway, it is treated like a hazardous material spill, he said.
Ohio Department of Natural Resource's wildlife division also was notified about the incident, he said.
"I think it's pretty much a done issue," he said.