Health Officials Say Creek Pollution Controlled

PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — Colorado health officials say a natural gas liquids leak that contaminated Parachute Creek has not affected public health and residents are in no imminent danger.

Residents expressed concerns on Monday, telling regulators they still question the state’s response to the spill.

A hydrocarbon contamination investigation and cleanup efforts are ongoing near a Williams gas plant north of Parachute. The chemicals were first discovered in groundwater March 13.

Officials attending the meeting included the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Garfield County public health officials and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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