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Cleanup continues following oil spill in Oklahoma City

December 13, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The cleanup continues at a southwest Oklahoma City oil well where oil leaked on to property and roadways.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said Thursday crews worked around the clock to clean up Wednesday night’s oil spill. Skinner says authorities mopped up 25 barrels of standing oil and spread biodegradable material to soak up the rest.

Skinner says the spill caused no danger to area drinking water. He says the cause of the spill was an open valve.

Lloyd White, president of the well’s operator, White Operating Co. of Oklahoma City, says he suspects vandals are responsible for the spill. White says two valves were opened to cause the spill and that one was behind a locked fence. White also says there’s evidence someone improperly entered the fenced-in area.

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