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Illinois Oil Spill Suit

By Greg Russell

According to this press release, the Illinois Attorney General has filed suit against independent producer Capco Offshore of Texas, Inc., for a spill of thousands of gallons of oilfield waste, including brine and crude oil, into ditches and farmland in Jasper County, Illinois.  The suit alleges "water pollution and oil spill liability claims for the April 5 overflow of a concrete storage pit at the well site just south of Willow Hill. After a citizen complaint, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Mines and Minerals (IDNR/OMM) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) estimated at least 1,000 barrels, or 42,000 gallons, overflowed at the site near the Embarras River."

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