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Cleanup efforts are underway after oil, gas leaks near Parachute

GRAND JUNCTION — Cleanup efforts are underway following two recent leaks from oil and gas facilities in western Colorado.

The Daily Sentinel reports a buried natural gas gathering line owned by Bargath, a subsidiary of the energy company Williams, ruptured last week north of Parachute.

Williams says its surface water monitoring results indicate it has stopped contaminants from continuing to reach Parachute Creek.

Reports from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission indicate an unknown amount of produced water containing benzene and other contaminants leaked from a Caerus Oil and Gas pipeline facility earlier this month.

According to the reports, the leak occurred in area along the Colorado River southwest of Parachute.

The commission says it has environmental staff on the ground overseeing cleanup efforts and response.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com


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