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Oil spill reported near Austin, Texas

Oct. 30, 2013 at 7:50 AM   |   Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas confirmed about 400 barrels of crude oil spilled near Austin from a pipeline owned by Koch Pipeline Co.

The Texas Railroad Commission said the oil spilled from an 8-inch diameter pipeline in Smithville, about 40 miles southeast of Austin, KVUE-TV, Austin, reported Tuesday.

The broadcaster reported Koch Pipeline Co. said it notified the appropriate federal and state regulators but had no estimated time for repairs. Neither Koch nor the Texas Railroad Commission had a public statement about the incident.

A response team from SWS Environmental, an emergency spill response company, had contained the spill. No public waters were soiled by the spill. The pipeline services refineries in Corpus Christie.

The cause of the incident is ongoing.

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