2 more oil spills caused by flooding in Colorado

By: The Associated Press
September 23, 2013 Updated: September 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

DENVER — Two more oil spills have been found in northern Colorado as a result of flooding.

State regulators said Monday that the latest spills are a 36 barrel release at a Noble Energy location between Evans and LaSalle as well as a 26 barrel spill at an Anadarko Petroleum site near Johnstown.

Eight significant releases have been found since inspectors started getting a look at the damage caused by flooding along the South Platte River and its tributaries. A total of 641 barrels of oil, about 27,000 gallons, have spilled. That's the amount held by two typical storage tanks.

It's not clear what cleanup work is still under way. Much of the oil from the first reported spills was swept away in the flood waters.

About 1,300 oil and gas wells remain shut down.

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