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Oil pipeline spill at Oak Glen Nature Preserve
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Jeff Hirsh) -- Crews from the Ohio EPA and the Hamilton County Parks Department are investigating a crude oil leak from a broken pipe in Colerain Township.
Hazmat crews are on the scene at the Oak Glen Nature Preserve near Thompson Road. Several teams from various agencies are on the scene investigating.
Around 8 p.m. Monday night, the Colerain Township Fire Department responded to a call for a gas or oil type smell in the area. They tracked the smell just off of East Miami River Road. That's where they were able to locate an oil leak coming from a 20-inch pipe running under the ground.
They determined that a significant amount of crude oil had spilled from a break in the pipe, though right now, it's unclear exactly how much. It's also unclear how long the pipe has been leaking, but neighbors say they've been smelling something strange since late last week.
As for the pipe, it's owned by a company called Mid-Valley Pipeline out of Sugarland Texas. The company actually has a regional office in Hebron, Kentucky. Representatives from Mid-Valley Pipeline are at the scene. We're told the pipe itself runs all the way from Texas up to Michigan, covering roughly eleven hundred miles.