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Cleanup of splattered oil near Winona begins

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Oil residue on tracks near Winona / Thursday Oil residue on tracks near Winona / Thursday

WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Cleanup started Thursday near Winona on a section of railroad track where a Canadian Pacific Railway train dribbled crude oil between Winona and Red Wing.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says the train splattered about 12,000 gallons of crude oil between the tracks as the train was traveling Monday.

Canadian Pacific spokesman Ed Greenberg said crews are using a vacuum truck that travels on the tracks to remove the oil.

Crews discovered the leak before noon Monday near Winona. It involved less than half the contents of a typical tanker car, which holds about 26,000 gallons.

The leak was traced to a valve or cap problem.

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