Bahamas cleans up oil spill at power company site

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Associated Press

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 1:03 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Crews are cleaning up roughly 70,000 gallons (265,000 liters) of fuel that spilled during an attempted theft at a power company facility in the Bahamas.

The chairman of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation said the spill occurred when someone tried to steal diesel from the plant's reservoir in the island of Eleuthera. Leslie Miller says suspects were diverting the fuel to a 20,000-gallon (75,700-liter) tank that overflowed.

He said late Thursday that more than half of the diesel has been cleaned up so far. He said the spill occurred on land and that no marine life should be affected.

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