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DEP Says Ruptured Pipeline Contaminated Creek


A Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman says about 6 miles of a creek in Marshall County have been affected by a spill from a ruptured natural gas pipeline.

DEP spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that Williams Energy will be cited for the spill.

A 4-inch pipeline ruptured northeast of Glen Dale last Thursday night. About 132 gallons of condensate spilled into Little Grave Creek.

Condensate is a mixture of petroleum products found in natural gas.

Gillenwater says an unnamed stream also is believed to have been affected and water samples are being taken.

A 12-inch pipeline operated by Williams Energy ruptured along U.S. 250 in the county about three hours after the first rupture.

Williams Energy spokeswoman Helen Humphreys says both pipelines remain shut down.