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12:11 pm
Fri June 25, 2010

River Clean-up

Oklahoma City, OK – Cleanup of oil leak in Okla. river near completion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokesman says the cleanup of oil that leaked into a river near Lake Arcadia is nearing completion.

Joe Hubbard with the EPA says the cleanup of the Deep Fork River in northeast Oklahoma City could be finished Friday. Hubbard says between 30 and 45 barrels of crude oil are being recovered from the site.

The leak was discovered Monday by a bridge inspector. Oklahoma Corporation Commission inspector Gary Heavin says the oil was leaking from a pinhole-sized hole in an abandoned pipeline and was contained Tuesday.

Heavin says there is no evidence the spill expanded beyond the bridge area.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com