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Romeoville Cleaning Up After Oil Leak

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Clean-up efforts are under way in southwest suburban Romeoville due to an oil leak there.

The pipeline normally carries 670,000 barrels of oil a day, but since the leak was discovered yesterday afternoon, the pipeline has been shut down.

It’s managed by the Canadian company Enbridge, which hasn’t yet determined the cause of the oil leak but it was using vacuum trucks to clean up the oil. In a statement, Enbridge says the oil came up onto a roadway then into a retention pond.

This is the second oil leak by an Enbridge pipeline in the past two months. In July, oil spilled into the Kalamazoo River in Michigan. Enbridge hopes those clean-up efforts are done by the end of the month.

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