CYRIL, Okla. (KFOR) – Officials say cleanup has begun following a hazmat situation in Caddo County.
Officials with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission say crews are cleaning up approximately 5,910 barrels (248,220 gallons) of drilling fluid at a plant near Cyril.
Authorities with the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office tell KFOR that there was a large spill at the Stellar Drilling Fluids plant in the area.
The plant reconditions drilling fluid for reuse in well bores.
Company officials told the OCC that a chain link security fence surrounding the facility was cut and someone opened valves to release the fluid.
The sheriff’s office says they have a deputy on the scene to investigate the claims of vandalism.
The company has brought in a contractor and is working on cleaning up the site.