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Gas leak continues to spread

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 6:56pm

SHREVEPORT - The natural gas leak in south Caddo Parish has spread.

The number of homes asked to evacuate has increased from 25 to 100 on Tuesday.

Officials say the evacuation is strictly precautionary, but many residents fear their drinking water may be contaminated.

The gas leak is suspected to have contaminated the Wilcox Aquifer, which many residents in the area draw from.

The well was shut down on Tuesday.

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