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Officials: Oil leak from China pipeline mostly cleaned

By the CNN Wire Staff
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(CNN) -- A petroleum pipeline leaked some 240 metric tons of oil onto farmlands and roads in eastern China Sunday but crews were able to recover about 90 percent of the spill, China's state-run news agency Xinhua said.

The pipeline, owned by China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) resumed operation Monday afternoon after it was repaired, Xinhua said. It had been damaged during construction work.

Sinopec said the pipeline was immediately shut down and the leak was stopped when the problem was discovered Sunday evening.

The incident occurred in China's Shandong Province, according to Xinhua.

Testing by environmental protection authorities indicated there was no contamination of nearby water sources, Xinhua said.