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SIMPSON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis said an oil spill at Denbury Oil Company has been contained.

Lewis told us 20 barrels of crude oil spilled Saturday from oil wells at the facility.

The sheriff's department received the call around 6 p.m.

Lewis said the oil did not reach the Strong River or damage any residences.

The Department of Environmental Quality and other cleanup agencies were at the scene.

The facility is located at 635 Layton Jones Road in Simpson County.

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