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Large Oil Spill in the Eagle Ford

Large Oil Spill in the Eagle Ford

  A mess today in the Eagle Ford shale following a tanker truck mishap in Karnes County, 1200 WOAI news reports.

 

  "An oil tanker lost its load northwest of Karnes City," Rickey Dailey of TxDOT told 1200 WOAI news.

 

  He says the tanker driver apparently drove for nearly ten miles without knowing that oil was gushing out of his truck.

 

  "It affected three miles of FM 81 and six miles of FM 1144," he said.

 

  Officials say they are not sure how much oil spilled.  Dailey says crews are now on the scene but the clean up will take at least the rest of Monday.

 

  Officials say in addition to cleaning up the oil from the roads, they are trying to prevent it from seeping into groundwater.

 

  Several roads north of Karnes City will be closed at least for the rest of the afternoon while the clean up is underway.

 

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