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7/29/09

Giant sinkhole discovered outside Denver City

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DENVER CITY, TX (KCBD) - A giant sinkhole has been discovered just outside of Denver City, Texas.

According to Occidental Permian Ltd., at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27th, the sinkhole was discovered 2 miles northeast of Denver City, on Occidental property.

An independent fire and safety company is on location and the area is secured. Wells in the area have been shut-in as a precaution.

The sinkhole is approximately 70 yards long, 67 yards wide and 16 yards deep.

Occidental personnel reports that there are no injuries to employees, and no injuries or other impacts outside the immediate vicinity around the hole.

Oxy has notified the appropriate local and state authorities, and will continue to cooperate fully with them.

NewsChannel 11 will be following this story and will bring you any updates as they become available.

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