Cleanup ongoing in oil spill


WARRENSBURG, Ill. (WAND)- On Monday, the Wood River Pipeline that runs through rural Warrensburg leaked 250 gallons of a petroleum product into the ground. Since the leak, the company has contained it and are intending to replace the corroded piece of pipe where the leak occurred.

Due to an EPA requirement there must be 24 hour man power on scene during the cleanup. Macon County Sheriff's Office is assisting and spoke with WAND-TV. 

"Fire personnel and police personnel have been out here nearly 24 hours the entire project has been worked on. We are present emergency medical personnel, we are talking about hundreds of man hours," Sgt. Ronald Atkins said.

There is no threat to public safety or health. 

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