On Tuesday, Sept 14th 2010, TDEC Oil and Gas' Jeff Patton reported a significant oil spill along an unnamed creek to the Wolf River east of Byrdstown, Tennessee. Upon inspection the OSC found that approximately 20 barrells (700 gallons) of crude oil had leaked from a storage tank along Moodyville Road.
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It appears that the crude oil leak has migrated to limestone formation under the storage tanks and into a fresh water spring leading to the creek. The oil lease is operated by Ohio Kentucky Oil Corporation of Lexington, Kentucky and they have assumed responsibility for the spill. The OSC contacted Ohio Kentucky Oil's Regional Operations Chief, John Spalding who has committed to clean up the spill along a 400 yard stretch of the creek before it enters the Wolf River. The spill is located a few miles east of Dale Hollow Lake in Pickett County, Tennessee.