Covington oil spill clean up making progress

Covington oil spill clean up making progress

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Officials overseeing an oil spill clean-up in Covington County said major work could be finished by the end of the weekend.  Collins Fire Chief John Pope said nearly 60 barrels of oil have already been removed from Oakey Woods Creek.

On Thursday, about 100 barrels of light crude from a well operated by Mississippi Resources, Ltd. spilled into that creek.

Pope said a break in a line connected to the well head caused the spill.

He said Saturday, crews placed new booms in the creek to collect the oil and he said work will soon begin to remove and replace soil around the well.

He said had the spill has had minimal environmental impact.