OKLAHOMA (KXII) – Cleanup is underway at an Oklahoma creek and lake after an oil spill this week.
“We received a name this morning from Godfrey Oil Properties. They referred to as to tell us that they misplaced about 40 barrels of produced water, and 100 barrels of crude oil,” Sarah Terry-Cobo with the Oklahoma Company Fee instructed KXII on Thursday.
Based on the Oklahoma Company Fee, it resulted within the spill of greater than 4,200 gallons of crude oil and over 1,600 gallons of produced water. The oil spilled right into a creek that flows into Lake Texoma.
The crude oil and a byproduct of oil and fuel with a excessive salt content material leaked off a piece website and into Elm Creek, in accordance with Terry-Cobo.
The oil has been leaking since Wednesday evening, mentioned James Vincent, an environmental specialist with the Military Core of Engineers, and says absorbent booms have been positioned on Elm Creek to assist cease the water.
Godfrey Oil Properties employed Ardmore-based contracting agency, Dillon Environmental, to place containment booms on the lake to entice the oil.