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DEQ says 175 barrels of oil spilled in Denham Springs, cleanup underway

4 years 10 months 1 week ago Friday, July 24 2015 Jul 24, 2015 July 24, 2015 2:15 PM July 24, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

DENHAM SPRINGS – The Department of Environmental Quality said they believe 175 barrels of crude oil spilled into ditches on Linder Road in Denham Springs after a tanker truck overturned Monday.

Emergency officials in Livingston parish said the truck rolled into the ditch Monday morning and spilled more than 90 percent of its load of crude into a ditch on Linder Road near Arnold Road. The truck had just finished filling up with oil from a facility nearby when rolled, punching a hole into its tank.

The DEQ spokesperson said that the oil spill impacted ditches on both sides of the roads, as well as a nearby pond.

The ditches on Linder Road were blocked with sand to prevent further contamination to the surrounding area.

United States Environmental Services (USES) filed a plan to remove the spill by vacuuming the spilled material via vacuum truck.

USES will also remove all impacted soil from the ditches and will pull samples from the ditch once all waste is disposed.

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