DENVER (AP) - Local officials in Parachute are confident the flow of an oil-like liquid near a natural gas processing plant will not affect the town's water.
The substance, described as a natural gas liquid, was found about 60 feet from Parachute Creek, which runs into the Colorado River. As of Monday morning, crews had pulled 5,400 gallons of oil and 60,000 gallons of contaminated groundwater from the site.
A spokesperson for Williams, which runs the gas plant, said the flow slowed significantly Tuesday. The spokesperson says extensive precautions have been taken to prevent the natural gas liquid from reaching the creek.
Parachute town officials toured the spill area Tuesday. Town administrator Bob Knight said he was satisfied with the steps Williams has taken.
Officials are still working to determine the flow's source.