National wildlife refuge in Kansas hit by oil spill


A spill of more than 2,000 barrels of “produced” water from oil production has spread into the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge in central Kansas.

The spill was discovered Tuesday afternoon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which manages the refuge that is located east of Great Bend. The spill came from oil production and entered a creek about 3 miles upstream from the refuge. It is under investigation by the Kanas Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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