Oil leak found in southwest Ohio nature preserve


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Fire and environmental officials are trying to determine how far a leak from a crude oil pipeline spread in the area of a southwest Ohio nature preserve.

A Colerain Township fire official says the leak has been contained and that there is no immediate danger to the public. Capt. Steve Conn tells The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/Nqv3m0 ) that residents near the Oak Glen Nature Preserve say they had smelled petroleum for days.

Hazmat crews and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency were working with the pipeline company on cleanup efforts.

Conn says oil leaked into a creek and collected in a marshy wetland, and it wasn't clear whether it reached ponds and the Great Miami River.

The pipeline is largely owned by Sunoco Logistics, which was planning a statement later Tuesday.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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