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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)

This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra

The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies

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LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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November 2013

CROIERG YEAR 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The CROIERG Year 2013 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday October 31st 2013 at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Training Complex, 441 Sutton Road Majura (Canberra)ACT

Paul Pulver of Ron Finemore Transport was re-elected Chairman and the CROIERG committee for the next 12 months is: -

NAME

COMPANY

POSITION

Paul Pulver

Ron Finemore Transport

Chairman

Greg Royston

Caltex Australia Petroleum

Deputy Chairman

Brian O’Connor

EJ O’Connor & Son (Yass) PL

Secretary/Treasurer and Public Officer

Dave Jackman

Caltex Australia Petroleum

Committee Member

Brian Withers

Ron Finemore Transport

Committee Member

Paul Serafin

BP Australia

Committee Member

Greg Wordsworth

Transpacific Industries

Committee Member

Steve Rose

Tasco Petroleum

Committee Member

Grahame Bowyer

Tasco Petroleum

Committee Member

Paul D’Alcorn

Caltex Energy NSW

Committee Member

Bob Waldron

TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre)

Committee Member

Paul Harrison

TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre

Committee Member

The minutes of the AGM are available to CROIERG members in the Member’s Area of this website

Copies can be obtained from the Secretary.

Postal: PO Box 362 YASS NSW

Email: ewejoconn@bigpond.net.au

Phone: - 0428 627 777 or (02) 6226 1752

Chairman Paul Pulver leads discussion
Chairman Paul Pulver leads discussion
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Pondering points

NEW TRAILERS

At the AGM members present inspected a new spill response trailer (No.33) that had been delivered that morning. This unit will be stocked with equipment etc and is allocated to Emerald in Qld where our host company will be the Emerald Carrying Company. The present Emerald based trailer will be re-allocated to another location

Another new spill response trailer (No.34) will be delivered in the following week and this trailer will be going to Port Kembla in the Illawarra Area where our host company will be the Kel Campbell Pty Ltd. The present Port Kembla based trailer will be also be re-allocated to another location

CROIERG SECRETARY GETS AWARD

The CROIERG Secretary was pleased to receive an award acknowledging his 60 (1953 to 2013) years in the Oil Industry at a luncheon held at The Royal Tara Motel Binalong NSW on Wednesday 23rd of October.

The Oil Oilies Fellowship (OOFERS) Award was presented by President Kevin Hughes and was for "Conspicuous and Meritorious Service to the Wholesale Sector of the petroleum Industry in Australia"

Good to catch up those present including Don Kirk of the Kirk’s Tanker Services era and Steve Burch from South West Fuel Centre PL in Cootamundra. Also with former CROIERG Chairman Darren Mason, now with Linde/Elgas

The Mayor of Yass valley Council, Rowena Abbey, was also present and proposed a toast to The Secretary

A very pleasant little event with tales of the past coming to the fore

See also:

'Six decades in the busyness' Yass Tribune article

Brian O’Connor and Kevin Hughes

Brian O’Connor and Kevin Hughes

TRAINING COURSES

Year 2014 Training Course dates are being organised and will be advised as soon as the schedule is completed

 

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO

Trish Mooney. Business Administration Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) 441 Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

(02) 6297 7187

Email TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

The TISC Training Complex is located at:

441 Sutton Road. Majura ACT

  • MANAGERS COURSE: Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
  • RESPONDERS COURSE: "Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations".

For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below

Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

Managers Course

$1,800

Responders Course

$2,100 + $88 for Responder Card

Combined Manager & Responder Course/s (5-Day)

$3,300 + $88 for Responder Card

BULK TANKER EMERGENCY RESPONDER CARD

We are still receiving queries in regard to the Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card.

The AFAC (Australasian Fire Authorities Council) Brochure explains all facets of the responder card and the brochure is an excellent point of reference.

Please go to the link below to access the required information.

Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card

CROIERG EMERGENCY RESPONSE CHART: FIRST CLASS EMERGENCY REFERENCE MATERIAL

The ER Chart criteria was very kindly made available to CROIERG by our Canadian friends at the CPPI (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute) to whom we are very appreciative

The CROIERG ER Chart (600 x 385) is a data gathering and decision making process to aid responders in handling emergencies in a logical, methodical manner this chart is a first class emergency response operational tool!

  • Priced at $54.78 each on Corflute including GST and Postage
  • Priced at $66.95 each on AluPanel including GST and Postage
  • CORFLUTE is made from weather resistant plastic to ensure your sign can withstand the elements
  • ALUPANEL is a premium quality composite panel featuring two 0.30mm Aluminium sheets, sandwiching a Polyethylene core
  • Ideal for use on response trailers

Contact: The CROIERG Secretary PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

Ph Mobile 0428 627 777 Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

The ER Chart now comes with

  1. An explanatory Power Point Presentation and;
  2. A Situation Report Guide for incident reporting

 

ER Chart Order Form [pdf]

 

USE MICROBES TO CLEAN UP LOCAL OIL SPILLS (Connecticut)

September 3, 2013 Shelton Connecticut USA

State Rep. Larry Miller, whose district includes part of Shelton, has renewed his call for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to allow for the use of microbes to clear oil spills.

"The use of microbes to clear fuel spills has rapidly become a widely accepted way to clean fuel spills," said Miller, noting he was prompted to re-iterate his view by reports from a district resident who was required to spend roughly $20,000 to remediate an oil spill on their property.

"It is a natural and clean way to clear a fuel spill and it is also cost-effective," Miller said. "By allowing their use, the DEEP would be ensuring proper cleanup of fuel spills while providing a far more cost-effective approach for state residents who have to address such fuel spills."

USING MICROBES IS STRAIGHTFORWARD

Miller, a Republican in his 12th term, explained that the microbe system of remediating fuel spills is fairly straightforward. Microbes are spread over the fuel spill area, and water is applied to activate them. Once saturated with water, they are agitated with a brush.

Small spills can be consumed by the microbes in less than half an hour, according to Miller.

No formal training is required to apply the microbe solution, and it is effective in water as well as on soil, he said.

Source sheltonherald.com/26465/rep-miller-use-microbes-as-cost-effective-oil-spill-solution

STATE DROPS CHARGE AGAINST FUEL TRUCK DRIVER IN TRUCK EXPLOSION (Florida)

September 24, 2013 St Augustine Florida USA

Already cleared of civil liability, the fuel delivery truck driver involved in the Aug. 19, 2011, explosion at the gas station on State Road 16 has been cleared of criminal liability.

David Hunt Cowles found out last week that the State Attorney’s Office has dropped its charge against him. Cowles had been facing one count of culpable negligence exposing others to injury, a second-degree misdemeanor.

The case had been continued several times and was scheduled for another pretrial hearing today. Instead, Assistant State Attorney William Underhill filed a Nolle Prosequi form on Friday. The form states: "Although probable cause exists to sustain the charges, the victim has requested the charges be dismissed."

In the last court appearance in June, defense attorney Mycki Ratzan argued in front of Judge Charles Tinlin that the case should be dismissed. She filed a motion for dismissal based on the ruling in civil court that Cowles’ actions during the incident at the gas station did not rise to the level of gross negligence.

The state defines gross negligence as "conduct [that] was so reckless or wanting in care that it constituted a conscious disregard or indifference to the life, safety, or rights [of] persons exposed to such conduct."

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Albion man injured in tanker truck collision (USA)

October 16, 2013 Shelby New York State USACar and Tanker collision

An Albion man was hospitalized Tuesday following a head-on crash between his car and an 18-wheel tractor-tanker truck that authorities say could have been far more severe. According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, Stephen G. Thomas II, 24, was headed northbound on South Gravel Road shortly before 5 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the center line and directly collided a southbound truck operated by Shawn W. Scott, 32, Derby. Thomas’ vehicle then ran off the east side of the roadway and came to rest in a residential yard.

Thomas, who was conscious at the scene, was air-lifted by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital after he was extricated from his badly damaged sedan by Shelby firefighters. There was no word Tuesday as to the severity of his injuries.

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30 FEARED KILLED IN BENUE VIOLENCE, AUTO CRASH (Nigeria)

October 14, 2013 Nigeria

No fewer than 30 persons were on Saturday morning killed by suspected gunmen in Oguchi-Ankpa in Agatu council of Benue State while 15 other died in a ghastly motor accident yesterday when a tanker truck conveying fuel collided with a commercial bus at Agudo near Wannune, Tarka Local Council Area of the State.

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TANKER CATCHES FIRE, THREE DIE (India)

September 23, 2013 Varansai India

Three persons died when a tanker laden with chemicals overturned and caught fire near Leelapur village in Chandauli on Sunday.

The tanker was heading towards Varanasi from Naubatpur on the Bihar border. When it reached Leelapur, the staff of the forest department outpost flashed torchlight towards the driver and he lost control on the steering.

After hitting the road divider, the tanker overturned and caught fire. The driver and cleaner failed to jump out.

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FUEL TRUCK ROLLS OVER (New York State)

September 12, 2013 Valatie, Columbia County New York State USA

Rollover in Valatie

Rollover in Valatie

Tanker on side in Valatie

Tanker on side in Valatie

A truck carrying fuel rolled over on Route 9 Thursday afternoon, forcing authorities to close the road, order the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses and declare a state of emergency for a two-mile radius.

Businesses, including a grocery store and a handful of restaurants, closed down after the area between routes 9 and 9H was shut down.

The truck driver went through a roundabout in Valatie too fast and flipped over, spilling 8,000 gallons of fuel, Columbia County Sheriff's Lt. Tom Lanphear said.

Authorities were able to contain about 5,000 gallons of the fuel by throwing sand in the road to create small dams. But some of the home heating fuel that spilled from the truck, owned by Long Energy, ran into a drainage pond behind the Hannaford store. Authorities believe it was contained there and can be pumped out, without risk of contamination to nearby wells.

Authorities rushed to contain the spill and thunderstorms blew in and flooded the roads in a downpour. The storms contained lightning, making some on the scene nervous.

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16 FIREFIGHTERS INJURED BY LPG GAS EXPLOSION IN LUDWIGSHAFEN (Germany)

September 28, 2013 Ludwigshafen Germany

On business premises in Harthausen in Rhineland-Palatinate, a gas tank exploded injuring 16 fire-fighters. Due to a risk of further explosion 3000 residents were evacuated. There could still be further explosions in the yard of a gas company from a truck that caught fire in the early hours of the morning from unknown reasons, a police spokesman said.

As the fire-fighters approached to put out the fire, there was an explosion of a stationary gas tank. Suddenly, the fire spread from the conflagration . A total of 16 fire-fighters were injured, seven of them were seriously injured.

Several adjacent buildings were damaged . Police estimate that the damage in the millions . The police now include arson as a possible cause - there is preliminary evidence of a crime ," said Jürgen Schmitt from the police headquarters Rhine Palatinate.

The blast of the explosion was heard up to the 30 kilometres distance in the cities of Ludwigshafen and Mannheim.

Paramedics attended to the wounded , the incident drew in emergency services to the accident from a wide area .

A total of 450 police officers, fire-fighters and rescue workers were alerted . First buildings were cleared within 500 meters, and shortly afterwards the exclusion zone was extended to a mile - that meant an evacuation of the entire town.

The police drove through the town with loudspeakers to inform residents about the evacuation . For residents who could not stay with relatives or friends , a shelter in a hall in the neighbouring Dudenhofen was established.

Source dw.de/16-verletzte-durch-gasexplosion-bei-ludwigshafen/a-17120957

EMERGENCY CREWS MONITORING FIRE; UNSAFE TO START SUPPRESSION EFFORT (Canada)

October 19, 2013 Gainford Alberta Canada

Train fire in Alberta

Train fire in Alberta

Firefighter at train derailment

Firefighter at train derailment

Emergency crews are monitoring a massive fire burning after a tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed west of Edmonton overnight.

Thirteen cars - four carrying petroleum crude oil and nine carrying liquefied petroleum gas - came off the tracks around 1 a.m. in the hamlet of Gainford, about 85 kilometres west of Edmonton on Highway 16, halfway between the Seba Beach overpass and the old Gainford Hotel.

Emergency crews responded shortly after 1 a.m. to reports of an explosion.

Jim Phelan, Parkland County fire chief, told a news conference that one car carrying liquefied petroleum gas exploded, causing damage to several other cars.

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FUEL TRUCK FIRE CONTAINED (Saudi Arabia)

October 13, 2013 Saudi Arabia

Fire Brigade at Tanker fire in Saudi Arabia

Fire Brigade at Tanker fire in Saudi Arabia

Civil Defense teams in Sarat Abidah control a blaze when a fuel tanker caught fire in the early hours of Sunday. Acting Civil Defense spokesman Lt. Col. Ma’eidh Al-Shehri said the fuel tanker driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the tanker to overturn on Wadi Alamal, near Sarat Abidah.

Due to the friction with the asphalt, the back of the fuel tanker caught fire. The Civil Defense pressed six firefighting teams into service which contained the fire and prevented it from spreading. No casualties were reported

Source saudigazette.com.sa

TANKER BLAZE ON A18 MORTAL ASH HILL (UK)

September 27, 2013 Scunthorpe UK

A major road into and out of Scunthorpe has reopened after being closed to traffic.

The A18 Mortal Ash Hill was closed in both directions shortly before 2pm today (Thursday, September 26) because of a tanker fire.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were called to the scene and used a hose reel and thermal image camera to deal with the fire, which involved an overheating wheel bearing.

Source thisisscunthorpe.co.uk

TANKER CRASH STALLS I40 TRAFFIC FOR HOURS (Tennessee)

September 30, 2013 Henderson County, Tenn. USA

Tanker crash in Tennessee

Tanker crash in Tennessee

A tanker crash shut down Interstate 40 for almost 12 hours, Monday. No one was seriously hurt, but thousands of gallons of fuel spilled.

Brad Riggle, a driver headed home to Texas, said he saw the whole thing. Riggle said the driver appeared to drift. When he tried to get back on the road, he lost control.

"He was trapped underneath the seat," said Riggle. "A few of the other truck drivers and myself helped him out and pulled him out from under and put him on the hood of his cab." Riggle went on to say they carried him down the road a little bit to get away from the fuel spill.

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THREE DIE IN SMYTH COUNTY CRASH (Virginia)

October 5, 2013 Virginia USAWreckage of tanker crash in Virginia

A tanker truck loaded with fuel overturned near Interstate 81’s Exit 54 on Wednesday afternoon, igniting a blaze in the southbound lanes that killed the driver and two other men, who were conducting a roadway inspection.

The wreck, which occurred just before 3:30 p.m., sent a plume of black smoke pouring into the air, visible on the interstate from just south of Wytheville.

Closer to the crash on the Smyth and Wythe county line, eyewitnesses could see the wall of flames that scorched an overturned tanker truck down to bare metal, a smaller pickup and a long-bed work truck. Flames concentrated near the tanker, spilled northward across the asphalt and ignited patches of grass in the wooded area next to the highway.

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FUEL TANKER CRASH KILLS 1, INJURES 3 IN ZARQA (Jordan)

September 2, 2013 Zarqa Jordan

A tanker filled with gasoline collided with a sedan car in Zarqa on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.

The Zarqa governorate Civil Defense Department (CDD) Cadres rushed to the scene of the accident and administered first aid to the injured before transferring them, and the body of the victim, to the Zarqa state-run hospital. The injured are reported to be in stable condition.

Source ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=23222

PROPANE TANKER OVERTURNS IN RICHMOND (California)

October 7, 2013 Richmond California USA

A hotel in Richmond has been partially evacuated this morning after a double tanker gas trailer overturned. The trailer overturned at the Carlson Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound Interstate Highway 80 at about 3 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Gas leaked from the vehicle, but was contained to the roadway, CHP Officer James Evans said.

The on-and off-ramps of eastbound Highway 80 have been closed as crews work to clear the trailer and gas from the roadway, Evans said. It is unknown when they will reopen, he said.

A nearby hotel was evacuated as a precaution, a Richmond fire dispatcher said.

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CLAMMERS SUING OVER JET FUEL SPILL (Massachusetts)

October 11, 2013 Boston MA USA

Local clammer John Denehy and more than a dozen other clammer s affected by the massive clam die-off in 2010, which they say was caused by a significant oil spill at Logan are now seeking damages in Federal Court.

Last week the clammer s officially filed a lawsuit in United States District Court against Massport and Swissport/BOS Fueling, one of two fueling companies contracted to refuel airliners at Logan.

The complaint filed in court states that the clammer s, who were licensed by Massport to harvest shellfish within the security perimeter surrounding Logan Airport, had for years dug soft shell clams at the Logan beds with great success. Two beds in particular, "Airport" and "Wood Island," were more productive than the rest of the beds in Boston Harbor combined.

Between 2005 and 2010, the clam beds produced an annual average harvest of 3,145 racks of clams, worth $202,420.

In August 2010, the clammer s dug clams from the Wood Island beds with good results. Then in October of that year something went wrong.

The clammer s have since drawn a correlation between an October 2010 jet fuel spill and the death of thousands of clams in the flats. In his last 30 years of clamming on the clam flats that surround Logan, Denehy said he had never seen clams die off like they did in the final months of 2010.

The dead clams that Denehy collected across from Constitution Beach, in the area the clammer s call the Wood Island Flats, were sent off to be tested by the state’s Marine Fisheries Department, the results came back that the clams died of neoplasia or clam cancer that killed off the majority of the clams. This cancer, in most cases, is caused by hydrocarbons found in jet fuel.

While Swissport was also unsure how much fuel was spilled according to the records obtained by the East Boston Times the documents showed that 463 gallons of a fuel/water mixture, 18 cubic yards of oily absorbents and 4 cubic yards of oily sludge was quietly cleaned up by Clean Harbor and sent to its facility in Braintree.

Usually when fuel is spilled the fueller reports the spill to his supervisor who reports it to the company in charge of fueling the plane. The company then reports the exact amount of fuel spilled to Massport who then reports it to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Affairs.

Logan has a series of outfalls that surround the airport and discharge rainwater from the runways but sometimes jet fuel and deicing agents that gets spilled at the airport are mixed in and discharged into the harbor. The State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) allows for a certain level of these discharges but Denehy is convinced a massive jet fuel spill was the cause of the clam’s demise.

Records obtained by the Times shows that in October 2010, a month before Denehy found the dead clams, the DEP was notified of a jet fuel spill by Massport and Clean Harbor–a private agency charged with cleaning up environmental spills at Logan.

Sources at the airport have said that the spill was caused when a Swissport employee refueling an aircraft overrode the safety mechanism called the ‘dead man’ on the refueling hose, went back into the fueling truck and fell asleep. By the time he awoke hundreds, if not thousands of gallons of jet fuel had been spilled and later discharged into the harbor.

This practice, known in the industry as ‘Jamming the Dead Man’ is all too common practice at Logan Airport according to former Globe Ground Fuel Supervisor George DiCicco.

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17 INJURED IN GAS EXPLOSION IN SOUTHWEST GERMANY

September 28, 2013 Germany

A gas explosion injured 17 people in southwest Germany on Saturday morning, about 3000 were evacuated.

Two trucks caught fire on the site of a gas company in Harthausen, a small town about 110 kilometers south of Frankfurt. The flame spread to gas tanks which exploded when firefighters were trying to clear the trucks at about 5 o'clock in the morning (GMT 0300).

Neighbouring buildings were damaged, 17 people were injured, one of them seriously, according to local police. No death report has been received.

Blast could be heard kilometers away, and smoke above the explosion site was visible for miles. As a precaution, about 3000 residents living nearby were evacuated, some of them were received in a collection point established about five kilometers away.

Source news.xinhuanet.com

AT LEAST 27 KILLED IN SUDAN FUEL PROTESTS (Sudan)

September 26, 2013 Khartoum, SudanDestroyed fuel tanker in Sudan

At least 27 people have been killed in protests in Khartoum over fuel subsidy cuts announced by President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, a medical source said on Thursday, in the worst outbreak of unrest in Sudan's capital in years.

Thousands of protesters torched cars and petrol stations in central areas of the capital on Wednesday, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the air. Internet access went down across the country, although the cause was not immediately clear.

President Bashir, though facing a warrant for his arrest issued by the International Criminal Court, has avoided the unrest that unseated rulers in Arab states like Egypt and Tunisia; but anger has risen over inflation and corruption.

A UN official told Reuters by email that Bashir, who came to power in a 1989 coup, would not be coming to New York for a meeting of the General Assembly. The President had said on Sunday he planned to attend and had booked a hotel.

FUEL MAY HAVE SPILT INTO BUIRLINGON CREEK AFTER TANKER ROLLOVER (Canada)

October 15, 2013 Burlington Ontario Canada

A fuel trailer has rolled over in Burlington, Ont., and police say some of the leaked fuel may have entered a nearby creek. Halton Region police say the driver suffered minor injuries when the truck rolled over at about 8:30 p.m. Monday (on Harvester Rd. near Century Dr.).

Police say there was a "significant fuel spill" from the tanker, which carried gasoline and diesel fuel, and some may have leaked into nearby Sheldon Creek.

Area residents and their pets are advised to avoid the waterway until the extent of the spill is fully assessed. Police say containment efforts are still underway.

No other vehicles were involved in the rollover and police say they don't yet know what caused the accident.

Read more and view a video.

FIERY TANKER CRASH CLOSES I-84 FOR ROAD REPAIR (Utah)

Morgan County crews spent hours containing a highway fire caused by a tanker accident on Thursday morning, before pavement repair began on the westbound lanes of I-84.

The driver of a semi-trailer hauling a double-tanker filled with diesel fuel was attempting to pass another vehicle shortly before 8 a.m. around mile post 108 near Taggart, said Capt. Mark Zesiger of Utah Highway Patrol.

"The vehicle came around one of the corners. It would appear that he was traveling a little bit too fast to make the corner. The rear pump on the trailer rolled over," Zesiger said. "That rear tanker started on fire as a result of the rollover, fully engulfed that trailer."

Thousands of gallons of fuel covered the highway.

Fire crews allowed the rear tanker to burn while containing the flames around its perimeter. Authorities worried the fire would spread to the second tank.

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DOUBLE TANKER 'ENGULFED IN FLAMES' AFTER ROLLOVER NEAR MORGAN (Utah)

October 17, 2013 Morgan Utah USA

Rear tanker of fire in Utah

Rear tanker of fire in Utah

Firefighters at work on tanker blaze

Firefighters at work on tanker blaze

Incident scene with highway and train

Incident scene with highway and train

Flames engulfed a double tanker filled with diesel fuel after one of the tanks rolled over on I-84 Thursday.

The semitrailer was eastbound on the interstate about 7:55 a.m. when the rear tank tipped over near Morgan, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Firefighters responded and decided to let the fire, which blazed on both tankers, burn itself out, the UHP reported.

Police believe that the vehicle's speed may have contributed to the crash. Traffic was temporarily shut down in eastbound and westbound lanes.

Source deseretnews.com

GAS TANKER CATCHES FIRE, CAUSES MAJOR JAM ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY NEAR MATHURA (INDIA)

October 17, 2013 Mathura IndiaLPG tanker fire

A gas tanker carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas rammed into a hotel on the National Highway 2 near Mathura and burst into flames today.

The accident resulted in a massive jam on the NH-2, an arterial road between Delhi and Kolkata.

Five fire engines were rushed to the spot to bring the fire under control.

The tanker was on its way from Mathura to Delhi. Eyewitnesses said the driver lost control over the truck as he tried to dodge sales tax officers at a check post.

Source ndtv.com

FUEL TANKER EXPLODES AFTER COLLIDING WITH TRAILER, SIX KILLED (Nigeria)

October 27, 2013 Mararaban Jos, Nigeria,

Six people were killed in Nigeria when a gasoline tanker exploded after it crashed into a trailer on the highway, authorities said.

The victims burnt to death, Nigeria's Leadership newspaper reported. One other person was injured, and three others were safely rescued.

The accident occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday in Mararaban Jos in Kaduna state, Leadership said.

The tanker, which was loaded with fuel, reversed onto the highway and collided with an oncoming trailer.

The tanker caught fire immediately, authorities said.

Read more.

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