The Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers are examining the Arkansas River in Barling, Arkansas, after a rainbow-color sheen was reported in the area, according to KTHV-TV. Officials have yet to determine a cause for the spill, but are reviewing possible environmental cleanup strategies to prevent the issue from becoming a recurring problem.
Authorities told the news source a local resident spotted the sheen on the water. The substance is traveling along the river, and officials anticipate they can catch up with it as it moves toward Mississippi. The investigation remains ongoing as authorities try to figure out who traveled along the river.
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