Crews working to clean up oil spill in Black Warrior River

The Black Warrior River, as seen from the Riverwalk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Black Warrior River, as seen from the Riverwalk in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1371594600&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4101295&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1371594600 type=script]TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — On Monday, about 164 gallons of oil spilled into the Black Warrior River, prompting workers to spring into action to clean up the mess.

The Hunt Company says the oil was accidentally diverted into the river instead of going through a water processing area.

Workers are using absorbent pads and vacuum trucks to reduce any pollution in the river.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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