Atlas Oil Spill Map

More than 16,000 gallons of red diesel spilled from a frac tank at the Atlas Oil Company facility Sunday and leached into Dry Creek through a storm drainage system. Several agencies were working to clean up the diesel Tuesday and Wednesday.

Crews started on Wednesday a remedial cleaning process of Dry Creek in Victoria County, which was impacted by a red-dyed diesel spill last week.

The immediate cleanup process overseen by local agencies concluded Wednesday, leaving state and federal agencies to supervise short-term and long-term remedial processes of the area, Emergency Management Coordinator Rick McBrayer said Wednesday.

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Chase Rogers covers breaking news and public safety for The Victoria Advocate. He graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's in mass communications and journalism. Chase can be reached at 361-574-1286, crogers@vicad.com or on Twitter.

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