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Diesel spill at Duke Energy plant leaks thousands of gallons of fuel oil into Ohio River

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Oil spill into Ohio River- Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spilled out onto the Ohio River after an incident at a power plant early Tuesday.

The Coast Guard said it estimated about 8,000 gallons of fuel spilled out from Duke Energy’s W.C. Beckjord power station outside of Cincinnati.

The spill was first reported at about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday. The plant is about 20 miles southeast but upstream of Cincinnati.

Duke Energy later released a statement saying the spill happened at about 11:15 p.m. Monday.

The company said the spill happened during a routine transfer of fuel oil. Duke estimated about 5,000 gallons was discharged into the river. Crews were able to stop the release by 11:30 p.m.

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