Tag Archives: spill

[NEWS] Kentucky Biodiesel Leak Suffocates Thousands of Fish

– by Trey Crumbie, December 1, 2016, Lexington Herald Leader

little-eagle-creek_trey_crumbie

Little Eagle Creek (Trey Crumbie)

Thousands of fish have been killed by 3,000 gallons of biodiesel that leaked into a river from a truck stop in Kentucky, US.

The diesel leaked into Little Eagle Creek near Sadieville in early to mid-November from a branch of the national Love’s Travel Stop chain of truck stops.

Jack Donovan, director of the Georgetown/Scott County Emergency Management Agency, told Lexington Herald Leader that the agency receive a notification of the leak on 18 November, but some locals said they had noticed the leak up to two week prior.

The cleanup of the leak, the exactly source of which has not bee determined, is in progress and will take a “long time”.

Read more

Ethanol Freight Tankers Derail in Upstate New York

– March 2, 2016, Associated Press

b185ae203d2c080b920f6a706700cb57_r900x493

Photo: Sandiegouniontribune.com

The Latest on a freight train derailment in western New York (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

A 16-car freight train derailment in western New York has interrupted Amtrak passenger service between Chicago and New York City.

An Amtrak official says the eastbound Lake Shore Limited is being stopped Wednesday at Cleveland while the westbound train is being halted at Buffalo. Buses are being used to ferry passengers in both directions to stations in the two cities.

A Norfolk Southern train derailed last night in the town of Ripley, 60 miles southwest of Buffalo. Officials say the derailment shut down four sets of tracks. One has since reopened to CSX freight traffic. There’s no word on when the others will be open.

No injuries were reported.

More than 50 homes were evacuated because two tankers containing ethanol and one with propane derailed.

Read more