BARLING, Ark. (AP) — The Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are investigating a possible oil spill in the Arkansas River in Barling.
The Coast Guard received a report of a rainbow-colored sheen on the water near lock and dam 13, which they said is consistent with an oil spill.
Coast Guard officials told KHBS-TV the river is moving swiftly and they are trying to catch up with the sheen as it moves toward Mississippi.
Officials don't know the origin of the spill. They are trying to figure out who went through the river, since all shipments are monitored at the lock and dam before heading further down the river.
The Coast Guard said someone who owns a marina near Barling spotted the sheen on the water.
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