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Plains All American Pipeline Responds to Crude Oil Release in Southwestern Illinois

On July 10th, Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., experienced a crude oil release at its Pocahontas Pump Station near the border of Bond and Madison Counties in Illinois, approximately 40 miles from St. Louis, Mo. A Unified Command was established with participation from the U.S. EPA, Illinois EPA the City of Highland and Plains to mobilize and deploy the resources necessary to clean up the release. The clean-up objectives for the incident were met and final sampling is being conducted before the response is considered completed.

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