PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) — Oil company workers looking for the source of a liquid hydrocarbon found near Parachute Creek are focusing on a valve box for a pipeline carrying natural gas liquids away from a natural gas plant.
Department of Natural Resources spokesman Todd Hartman said Tuesday that the soil around the valve box is saturated with hydrocarbons.READ MORE: COVID Travel Restrictions Not Expected To Ease Up
Williams discovered soil contamination March 8 next to its gas plant on land owned by WPX Energy. State regulators have issued notices of alleged violation to both companies.READ MORE: CDOT Crews Travel To Assist Mudslide Maintenance
Water sampling from Parachute Creek hasn’t detected any contamination in the creek. Williams is continuing to recover liquid hydrocarbons and impacted groundwater.MORE NEWS: Arrest Warrants Issued For Aurora Police Officers John Haubert & Francine Martinez
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