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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oil spill on Lake Hamilton

Hot Springs Municipal Utilities’ potable water system will not be adversely affected by today’s confirmed oil spill in Lake Hamilton, according to Utilities Director Richard Penn.

“The oil spill is located about 6 miles below the city’s water intake,” said Penn.   “Our water system customers will be unaffected.”

At 11:08 this morning, the Arkansas Health Department received a report from a Lake Hamilton property owner of a one-mile-long, 20-feet-wide oil spill in front of her property, which is located in a cove of the lake.  Emergency responders are on the scene.  The origin and chemical composition of the spill is unknown at this time.

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