A tractor trailer carrying an acid used in hydrofracking overturned around midnight in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County, PA. Another sharp turn in a road- perhaps driving too fast? Nine of the ten of the containers on the truck started leaking along with diesel fuel. Ten houses were evacuated.
When is this going to stop? Truck accidents are too common. The driver was injured and taken to a hospital. Imagine being awakened at midnight by a knock on the door and told you must get out. Scary and a rude awakening for sure.
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In 1930, my greatgrandparents purchased a beautiful farm in Bradford County, PA, in a little hamlet called French Azilum. In the summer, we spent time there, resting, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying the wild flowers, the bright stars and planets on a clear moonlit night, and swimming in the Susquehanna River. If gas drilling is allowed to continue, Bradford County and all of Pennsylvania will be forever changed, ruined beyond repair.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Another Truck Overturns, Spills Fracking Fluid in PA
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Yes, and these gas wells seems to always be on twisty, turny teeny roads. Like Camp. Jeepers, I guess somebody up there is a bit ticked off at people who live in idyllic settings. First lightning strikes the church and now this. I'd worry about NOT being evacuated if a spill occurred "'way far away", like the Rod and Gun club Road.The gas companies always seem to say that every spill is "NON-TOXIC", but I don't know how they are going to explain ACID as being benign. Also, I think I would check out the Rod and Gun club part of the river before tubing. It would be a nasty surprise if, at the part of the river where we get OUT had waste with who-knows-what in it to wade through. You'd HAVE to get to shore, but you'd never know to what you were exposed. It's disheartening to say the least.
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