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Family Evacuated Due To ‘Ooze’ In Fox Chapel Yard

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FOX CHAPEL (KDKA/AP) – The state Department of Environmental Protection, county officials and even Sunoco Inc. are analyzing an oily, gas-smelling liquid oozing out of a yard near Pittsburgh.

The homeowners have been evacuated until Wednesday, when authorities expect to know what’s oozing out of their yard.

DEP spokeswoman Amanda Witman says the substance may be oil from an abandoned well on land that used to be a farm.

Neighbor Pamela Rollings told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “It’s not like it’s bubbling up out of the ground, not like something from ‘The Beverly Hillbillies.’”

But until officials determine the source of the black gold, Texas tea or whatever it is, they’re keeping the family away as a precaution.

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