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Motor Oil

Protecting Tulsa's Water

One gallon of oil can contaminate 250,000 gallons of drinking water. Experts estimate that up to 40 percent of non-point source pollution in America's waterways is from used motor oil and antifreeze. Most of that comes from people who maintain their automobiles at home and dispose of the used materials by dumping them down the drain or throwing them in the trash. Used motor oil doesn't dissolve in water, and is very slow to degrade.

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