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21,000 Gallons Of Oil Spilled In Pipeline Rupture Near Tracy

TRACY (KCBS/AP) -- Hazardous materials crews are cleaning up as many as 21,000 gallons of oil after a pipeline rupture in San Joaquin County near Tracy.

Shell Pipeline Co. officials say a response team is clearing contaminated soil and helping local and state officials monitor local air, water and ground conditions, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Shell reported the leak after noticing that a line lost pressure Friday.

The underground pipeline near Tracy was leaking crude oil into the soil but not near any waterways.

San Joaquin County officials said the oil was visible in a 250-by-40-foot section on the ground.

Shell said there was no timeline for when oil flow will be turned back on.

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