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Broken pipeline in nature preserve could be carrying oil again shortly

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) -- The broken pipeline that allowed oil to pour into a local pond and creek could be carrying oil again as soon as Monday.

Repairs on the pipeline that damaged the Oak Glen Nature Preserve are nearly complete and after some tests the pipeline can be used again. A massive cleanup of the spill is still underway. As of Sunday morning nearly 32,000 gallons of an oil and water mix were removed.

Crews also experimented with a dam on Sunday.They are flushing water to it and trapping oil at the surface. While some crews work on that project, others are in charge of rescuing wildlife.

"We have recovered 21 different salamanders and crayfish that sare still alive. All but one were oily, so they are cleaned off and kept in a trailer, and we are keeping them healthy until we can release them into the wild," says Bob Mason of the Hamilton County Park District.

Meanwhile the department of transportation is responsible for determining why the pipeline leaked in the first place.

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