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Crews Contain Propane Leak In Northern Oklahoma

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The leak began Tuesday at a fuel-storage plant owned by ONEOK, which is ONG's parent company. The leak began Tuesday at a fuel-storage plant owned by ONEOK, which is ONG's parent company.
MEDFORD, Oklahoma -

Officials say Oklahoma Natural Gas crews have contained a propane leak that prompted a voluntary evacuation of a northern Oklahoma town.

ONEOK spokeswoman Megan Washbourne and Medford City Manager Dea Kretchmar said Sunday workers are still trying to cap the leak, but they were waiting on a part to finish the job. Washbourne said she couldn't identify what the part is.

The leak began Tuesday at a fuel-storage plant owned by ONEOK, which is ONG's parent company. Residents were evacuated out of concern the vapors could pose a fire risk if a pocket of propane ignited.

The Environmental Protection Agency said contractors planned to pump a brine and mud mixture into an underground well to stop the leak.

Kretchmar says residents who left their homes returned by Sunday.

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3/1/2012 Related Story: US 81 At Medford Remains Closed Due To Gas Leak

2/29/2012 Related Story: Propane Leak Forces Evacuation Of ONEOK Plant Near Medford

2/29/2012 Related Story: Gas Leak Threatens Northern Oklahoma Town

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