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Mon Sep 10, 2018, 02:22 AM

Pipeline dumps 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into Indiana river

Source: Associated Press


Updated 2:46 pm CDT, Sunday, September 9, 2018

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) ó A Texas company says one of its pipelines has spilled more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into a river in the northeastern Indiana city of Decatur.

Houston-based Buckeye Pipe Line says it immediately shut down the line Friday evening when it detected a pressure problem.

The fuel spilled into the St. Marys River in Decatur, a community of about 9,500 people roughly 100 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Local officials say booms were placed in the river to contain the fuel, which was being vacuumed off the water's surface.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Cleanup-under-way-after-jet-fuel-leaks-into-St-13216295.php

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Reply Pipeline dumps 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into Indiana river (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 2018 OP
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 2018 #1
lastlib Sep 2018 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 2018 #6
joshdawg Sep 2018 #2
watoos Sep 2018 #3
rickford66 Sep 2018 #7
Name removed Sep 2018 #5
James48 Sep 2018 #8
Bengus81 Sep 2018 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 03:47 AM

1. Nothing to see here folks, the catfish love it.

This reminds me of a Tom Toles cartoon from 2011 I keep posted in my shop that shows two Repugs (Toles' elephants) as follows:

First Repug walks into room and exclaims:

"Now the EPA wants to regulate the amount of rocket fuel allowed in water"

Second Repug seated at desk and writing declares:

"I'm drafting legislation to redefine water as an energy drink"

...........

Hope they can minimize dispersion into the environment. Not sure I trust Indiana or Federal EPA any longer to monitor and publicly report these events, particularly any long-term health hazards. They think that would hurt bidness.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:36 AM

4. tRump EPA to company execs(while gently tapping their wrists):

"Now don't do it again, you bad boys, or I'll have to tell your mommas."........ -- --

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Response to lastlib (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 08:58 AM

6. I remember on some of my field service jobs years ago...

in paper mills, refineries, etc. when someone would bitch about a bad smell in the plant, invariably some manager would say:

"That's the smell of money".

And, they really didn't give a shit........

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 03:56 AM

2. Gee. A pipeline that leaked.

I'm shocked!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 07:34 AM

3. If they say 8,000

 

then it is really probably 80,000 or 800,000 gallons.

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Response to watoos (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 09:12 AM

7. Exactly

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 10:32 AM

8. The St. Mary's river

Flows across northern Indiana. Then at Fort Wayne, Indiana, it flies into the Maumee River, which then flows east into Ohio, eventually past Toledo, and into Lake Erie.

As if Lake Erie hasnít had enough pollution, now this will kill fish in prime fishing waters of the Maumee.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2018, 10:40 AM

9. Hell,that's probably one of those 2,000 regulations Trump got rid of and brags about....

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