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April 7, 2006

Albany-- A South Georgia oil company is responsible for leaking five-thousand gallons of used oil into a drainage ditch in Camilla. The leak took place early Monday morning at Massey industrial oil company in Camilla.

Workers from the oil company, the city of Camilla and officials from the E-P-D moved quickly to clean up the spill, before it could become involved with any storm drainage or areas of water. E-P-D officials say the contaminants have been removed from the ditch and pose no threat those in the area.

"Now that the oil has been contained and picked up, and the bulk contamination removed I would not anticipate any immediate threat" said Bonnie Pope with the E-P-D. 

Lab tests are being conducted on dirt samples from the contaminated area, the results will determine what will happen to the contaminated piles of dirt.

Officials with the city of Camilla say that Massey Industrial Oil Company will be required to pay for the city's help in the oil spill.

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