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Yazoo Co. oil well leak contained and capped

YAZOO COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Texas oil company says a leaking well in Yazoo County is no threat to the public.

Denbury Resources says last Tuesday, a capped oil well was discovered leaking mud and salt water in the Tinsley Field near Oil City.

They say one employee became dizzy and was hospitalized but returned to work later in the week.

The leak has now been contained.

Right now there is no threat to residents or the environment according to Denbury officials.

The Department of Environmental Quality is on site monitoring the cleanup.

Air quality monitors are also in place to detect any other leaks before they become a threat.

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