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About 10 miles northeast of Dickinson, Alan Kadrmas points out the route oil flowed from a leaky pipe to the Russian Spring Creek after a 1987 spill on his farmland.

Veteran of '87 spill shares story with Tioga farmer

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The relics of the spill are quiet: an oil ring around an old willow tree; algae blooms in the water; in certain light, an oily sheen on Russian Spring Creek.

Nearly three decades after the fact, the not-so-temporary effects of an estimated 15,000-barrel spill about 10 miles northeast of Dickinson are drastically different than the immediate effects Tioga farmer Steve Jensen is seeing with the spill on his land today.

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