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Pine Grove Water Advisory Still in Effect After Oil Spill


A water advisory remains in effect in Pine Grove after an oil spill in a northern West Virginia creek.

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register reports officials say Pine Grove residents still shouldn’t use the town’s water for anything but flushing toilets.

Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelly J. Gillenwater said officials from MarkWest Energy’s Mobley natural gas processing plant in Wetzel County reported the heat transfer oil spill Saturday morning.

MarkWest Energy said in a statement that an undetermined amount of oil got into the north fork of Fishing Creek. The facility holds about 10,000 gallons.

Further testing is being done. Residents who want their water tested individually are asked to call 304-212-0172.

Residents can also call the same number to speak with public health experts about any questions or concerns.