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DNR investigating possible oil spill in northern Wisconsin

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Jeff Frey
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Enbridge

The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating a possible oil spill near the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Reservation in far northern Wisconsin.

The department said Enbridge Inc. reported Wednesday that a contractor had encountered soil suspected to be contaminated along the company's Line 5 pipeline south of Ashland about a mile west of the reservation.

The DNR says the company stated it couldn't identify a leak and believes the contamination was from a past discharge.

The department says its staff have been on site and haven't detected any additional petroleum odors or soil staining.

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