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Puerto Rico probes oil spill in popular lagoon

April 16, 2014

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating who caused a diesel spill they say has contaminated a popular lagoon in the U.S. territory’s capital.

Officials are advising people not to bathe in the Condado Lagoon in San Juan.

The lagoon was one of the locations used for an Ironman triathlete event over the past weekend. It is also a popular spot for swimmers, kayakers and standup paddle boarders.

Authorities said the spill apparently occurred late Tuesday. It is unclear how many gallons of diesel were spilled.

The lagoon is part of the San Juan Bay Estuary.

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