State reports newly-discovered flood-related spill between Evans and La Salle

DENVER - A new "notable" oil release is being reported by Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. This is the twelfth significant flood-related spill the agency has reported.

The agency had eight teams in the field inspecting oil and gas facilities Tuesday. Through the end of the day, the teams have visited 625 well locations throughout the affected areas.

The newly discovered release was an Anadarko tank, which released 67 barrels of oil at between Evans and La Salle.

The total known quantity of spilled oil from the 12 releases is 37,380 gallons, or 890 barrels. That doesn't take into account the volume of two of the 12 spills for which the COGCC doesn't have data.

"Cleanup efforts are underway at some impacted locations where operators have access," the COGCC said in a press release. "They are using booms to contain and absorb any materials in standing water, as well as vacuum trucks to remove affected water. They are also cleaning up debris around locations to assess condition of equipment and, where appropriate, to prepare for bringing sites back on line."

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