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Crews cleaning up crude oil spill on Tallahoma Creek tributary

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A crew removes crude oil from a Tallahoma Creek tributary near Bay Springs Wednesday. A crew removes crude oil from a Tallahoma Creek tributary near Bay Springs Wednesday.
BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM) -

The clean up of a crude oil spill on a tributary of the Tallahoma Creek near Bay Springs continued Wednesday. About 50 members of an environmental response team have been working round the clock to contain and remove oil, which leaked from an 8-inch pipeline into the water and onto a portion of the pipeline right of way about 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

The pipeline is owned by Plains All-American Pipeline, L.P. The amount of oil released has not been determined and the cause is being investigated.

The pipeline has been shut down and no injuries have been reported.

"The guys now have booms out and they have skimmers out getting the oil out of the water and they also have crews in the woods, doing the initial assessment on the clean up on the land area," said Mike Lucas, director of Jasper County Emergency Management.

He doesn't know how long the clean up will take.

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