APNewsBreak: Underground pipe eyed in seepage

December 1, 2011 • Business

A workers cleans up a chemical spill in Sand Creek north of Denver in Commerce City, Colo., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Colorado state health officials fear that a leaky underground pipe that leads to a tank at a Suncor Energy refinery might have leaked a “sizable” amount of petroleum near the South Platte River, a major source of water for Colorado and Nebraska. The leak reported by the refinery this summer is about a half-mile away from where an oily substance began seeping into Sand Creek on Monday, raising concerns about how much petroleum would need to leak for it to migrate underground from the source to the Login to read more

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