The EPA has directed Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP) that they have until Monday noon to stop the leaking oil from their pipeline in a Chicago suburb.
Terri Larson, a spokesman for Enbridge, said, "The leak site itself is contained but oil is continuing to drain out of the pipeline. As that oil drains out crews are cleaning it up."
Crews have been working day and night to clean up the draining oil.
The leak was discovered on Thursday in Romeoville, a Chicago suburb, and the pipeline the leak was coming from was shut down in response.
According to Terrance McGill, President of the Partnership, no new oil is "reaching the roadway, the nearby ditch or the retention pond."