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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

A crude oil storage tank lies on its side in floodwater along the South Platte River, in Weld County, Colo. Hundreds of natural gas and oil wells along with pipelines are shut down by flooding, as state and federal inspectors gauge the damage and look for potential contamination from inundated oil fields.