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Deal calls for oil well cleanup in Indiana park

An oil refinery company will clean up abandoned well sites in a southwestern Indiana park as part of a settlement over a nearby oil spill that polluted about 300 acres.
/ Source: The Associated Press

An oil refinery company will clean up abandoned well sites in a southwestern Indiana park as part of a settlement over a nearby oil spill that polluted about 300 acres.

The Indiana attorney general's office says the agreement it and federal officials reached with Indianapolis-based Countrymark Cooperative would resolve a lawsuit over a May 2003 oil spill from Countrymark facilities near the town of Griffin.

The agreement calls for Countrymark to pay about $23,000 to federal and state agencies for cleanup work after the spill. The company also will seal 13 abandoned oil wells or saltwater disposal wells in Harmonie State Park and remove oilfield equipment left there by another company.

Countrymark is to complete that work within three years and not disrupt park operations.