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Cleanup Making Progress At Former Spill Site

It's been two weeks since an oil spill covered their yard...but today they're saying things are looking up.
David Moore's property is starting to look better these days after he says thousands of gallons of oil spewed out of a gas well more than two weeks ago.
It's hard to see any trace of the oil now....what's left looks like mud. Since the spill, crews have been working around the clock to clean up the water and ground and also prevent any further environmental damage.
"We've monitored the situation." says Equitable Gas Spokesperson Pat Kornick. "We have not seen any environmental impact."
They believe their quick response and non-stop clean-up saved the surrounding area. Property owner David Moore is glad his land isn't ruined, but he says he's still waiting to see if his land goes back to how it was before the spill.

"That's my main objective," says Moore. "I just want to see my place back in good shape. it's not a fancy place, but it's home to me."
Clean-up crews believe when they're finished, Moore's land will go back to normal.
Equitable Gas Company officials say they haven't made a decision yet on what to do with the gas well where all the oil came from.


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