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Thousands of barrels of wastewater injection fluid spilled into Oklahoma creek

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MEDFORD, Okla. – Thousands of barrels of wastewater injection fluid has been spilled into a creek in Grant County.

Officials with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission told the Associated Press that Special Energy Corporation’s wastewater spilled into Polecat Creek when an underground valve malfunctioned.

Special Energy says it set up a “capture pit” to catch the toxic fluid before it spread to another creek.

Matt Skinner, with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, says there are no signs that wildlife in the area has been impacted.

Skinner also told NewsChannel 4 the containment and cleanup efforts began after the leak was discovered on March 2.