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Oil spill on Arkansas River under investigation

April 2, 2012

BARLING, Ark. (AP) - The Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are investigating a possible oil spill in the Arkansas River in Barling.

The Coast Guard received a report of a rainbow-colored sheen on the water near lock and dam 13, which they said is consistent with an oil spill.

Coast Guard officials told KHBS-TV ( the river is moving swiftly and they are trying to catch up with the sheen as it moves toward Mississippi.

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