Update planned on southwest Ohio oil pipeline leak


CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials plan an update on the cleanup of thousands of gallons of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio.

Workers have repaired and reopened the pipeline that federal officials estimate leaked more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve just west of Cincinnati. Officials are expected Tuesday to provide more details on continuing cleanup efforts and how those might be affected by snow forecast for the area.

Federal officials said last week that the oil leaked from a 5-inch crack in the pipeline but they had not determined what led to the crack.

Officials say no problems have been found with air quality or local water wells, but some small wildlife has been affected.

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