Probe of spill near Parachute shows little spread

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PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) -- A state official says test results indicate no pollution in Parachute Creek from a large oil-like leak near a Williams Midstream natural gas processing plant.

Williams Midstream spokeswoman Donna Gray said Wednesday there is no evidence that Parachute Creek itself has been contaminated by the leak. Parachute Creek flows into the Colorado River. Residents say the report is incomplete and insufficient.

According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the company is in charge of finding the leak, which since March 8 is believed to have soaked the ground with more than 6,000 gallons of unidentified hydrocarbon compounds and at least 153,600 gallons of contaminated water.

Workers are focusing on a valve box for a pipeline carrying natural gas liquids away from a natural gas plant as a possible source.

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