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Oil spill cleanup underway in Yukon

YUKON, Okla. (AP)  A spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup is underway in suburban Oklahoma City where about 2,000 barrels of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline.

EPA on-scene coordinator Mike McAteer said Tuesday that workers are skimming oil off the surface of a 7-acre pond near a residential neighborhood outside Yukon, about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City.

McAteer says oil bubbled into the pond early Sunday from a pipeline operated by Centurion Pipeline L.P. He says crews will tunnel beneath the pond to inspect the ruptured pipeline and prevent further releases.

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