EPA checking contamination from fracking spill

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The Environmental Protection Agency is checking for pollution after a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of fracking chemicals rolled over near Loma, spilling chemicals into a nearby creek.

 

The Lower Valley Fire District says about 50 gallons of chemicals used in drilling operations leaked into a nearby stream before they dammed the area, preventing it from contaminating any further. The EPA plans to evaluate the damage on Tuesday.

 

The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.