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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:27 PM
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3,000 gallon chicken fat spill cause wrecks mayhem on Va.'s Eastern Shore
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 12:35 PM by underpants
Chicken fat has drivers spinning wheels

Officials at Perdue Inc. are trying to figure out why a tanker truck leaked 3,000 gallons of slippery, foul-smelling chicken fat yesterday over a 20-mile stretch of U.S. 13 on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Four wrecks were reported, including a four-car crash in which one car sheared off a power pole and several people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries, said state trooper Steven Kulick. He said several other drivers slid or spun out but managed to recover without crashing.


The truck driver evidently failed to secure a valve on the tanker and then did not notice in the pre-dawn darkness that "he was spilling this stuff all over creation," Bunting said. He described the chicken fat as rust-colored, with the consistency of cooking oil and the smell of chicken left far too long in the fridge.

Julie DeYoung, a Perdue spokeswoman in Salisbury, Md., said the company was still investigating how the leak occurred. She said Perdue has hired contractors to sweep and vacuum up the sand. She said no one at the company could recall such an incident in at least 30 years.

But Kulick said he remembered an incident a year ago when a truck full of chicken guts overturned and released its contents onto U.S. 13, closing the highway for 18 hours.

In some respects, he said, the chicken fat was worse.
http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-article...
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:29 PM
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1. Denny Hastert had just quit hadn't he?
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:30 PM
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2. I was wondering why my dogs were trying to break down my front door.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:28 PM
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9. do you live in Virginia?
:hi:
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:03 PM
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13. Not even close.
It's just a whole lot of chicken fat.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:35 PM
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3. lots of soap for Tyler Durden. Oh wait, chick-en fat. Sorry.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:39 PM
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4. yes I edited
:spank:
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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:43 PM
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5. Oy vey der schmaltz!
:yoiks:
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:52 PM
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12. LOL A little bread and a bit of schmaltz...LOL nt
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:45 PM
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6. They Forgot To Pay Their Delaware Toll Too........
:rofl: :hi:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:53 PM
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7. Whatayado?
Me, I drive chicken guts
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:21 PM
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8. Are we sure this wasn't Al Quaeda?
Bush warned us that they had Weapons of Mass Disgustion.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:32 PM
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10. OK...who let underpants out of the lounge?
:rofl:

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:42 PM
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11. REALLY!!!
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