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11:39 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Oil Spill At Coal-Fired Power Plant

Duke Energy's Beckjord plant in New Richmond
Duke Energy's Beckjord plant in New Richmond
Credit ohiocitizen.org

An estimated 5 thousand gallons of fuel oil spilled from a Duke Energy coal-fired power plant into the Ohio River last night in New Richmond.

A Duke Energy official says the spill happened during a fuel oil transfer. It is not clear if there is any impact on wildlife or drinking water. The Cincinnati Marine Safety Detachment says a vacuum likely will be needed to suck the oil out of the water.