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Marina clean after oil spill

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - A marina harmed by an oil spill last week is clean.

An oil leak from a tugboat led to the temporary closure of City
Marina on Aug. 1.

Officials with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management say the marina was partially reopened between 2 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when one of the marina's boat ramps was reopened.

Officials say the marina also passed a Monday checkup, performed to ensure the cleanup was complete, and should be clear for the weekend.

Dallas County EMA Director Rhonda Abbott says officials don't
know how much oil the tugboat spilled into the Alabama River.

The spill happened when a tugboat headed for the Dixie Pellet
plant 12 miles away trailed oil and sludge on its way upriver.


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