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Published April 05, 2012, 04:31 PM

Crew Still Monitoring Air Around Plummer After Petroleum Spill; Road Remains Closed

NEAR PLUMMER, MN (WDAZ-TV) - An air quality company continues to monitor the area around Plummer after a petroleum spill. More than 30,000 gallons of petroleum product spilled into a ditch near Plummer after a semi collided with a train there Saturday.

NEAR PLUMMER, MN (WDAZ-TV) - An air quality company continues to monitor the area around Plummer after a petroleum spill.

More than 30,000 gallons of petroleum product spilled into a ditch near Plummer after a semi collided with a train there Saturday.

The Red Lake County Sheriff's Department wants people to know the area is safe and is being monitored 24-7.

Officials say they started excavating the contaminated soil and hauling it out. Cleanup is likely to take a week.

Highway 59 between Minnesota Highway 92 and Red Lake County Road 1. Traffic is being detoured around the accident scene.

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