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Oil Pipeline Spill At Ohio Nature Preserve

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/19/2014

Environmental officials are investigating how a oil pipeline ruptured. Dumping 10,000 gallons of crude oil through an Ohio nature preserve. The pipeline shut down early Tuesday. Officials don't know how long it had been leaking. But as Angenette Levy reports, some neighbors say they've smelled it for years. People who live near the oil pipeline are living with a neighbor's mess, a foul odor left by 240 barrels of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline. One woman said she started to smell something funny last week. "It's been here as long as we've been here, 47 years," says Sharon Worsley. Cleanup crews have worked all day to contain the spill. "We do have a large area impacted," says Steve Renninger of the EPA. "The good news is its contained. The bad news it's a mile of creek impacted. It is going to be a big cleanup." The Mid-Valley 20-inch pipeline runs from Texas to Lima, Ohio, and parts of Michigan. This isn't the first time there's been a spill involving a pipeline with Sunoco logistics. In 2008, a crew working on a sewer system in Boone County caused a break in the pipeline. At this point, neighbors say they don't seem overly concerned. "Like anything else I wouldn't want to be swimming in it," says Ronald Worsley, who lives nearby. "Unfortunately these things apparently happen." The EPA says it may take a least a week to clean up the spill.

   
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