Greenville, Texas Oil Spill: Plains Pipeline Leaks Northeast Of Dallas

An oil spill was reported several miles north of Greenville, Texas this week. Hunt County officials first received word of a rupture in the Plains Pipeline on Tuesday night, KETR radio reports. At least one family has been evacuated.

The extent of the damage remains unknown and cleanup will take at least several days, KLTV reports.

A Plains All American Pipeline representative said in a statement to KETK, "Before it was stopped, this leak caused an estimated 10 barrels of crude oil to spray into the air and subsequently impact some of the surrounding area, including one home."

Employees of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA have tweeted several images of the scene:

This week's incident northeast of Dallas follows another spill from a Koch Pipeline-owned line near Austin last week. The roughly 17,000 gallon crude oil spill fouled farmland and ponds near Smithville.



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