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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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CROIERG TRAILERS
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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FEBRUARY 2014

CROIERG COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD IN YASS NSW ON WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2014

The next scheduled CROIERG Committee Meeting will be held at The Hartigan Centre, Meehan Street, Yass NSW on Wednesday February 26, 2014

Members with matters that would like to bring to the attention of the committee please contact the CROIERG Secretary (Brian O’Connor) on:

Phone (02) 6226 1752

Mobile 0428 627 777

Emaileejoconn@bigpond.net.au

DANGEROUS GOODS FORUM

STORAGE, HANDLING & TRANSPORT
PERTH WA MARCH 19th to 20th 2014

FOR THE INFORMATION OF CROIERG MEMBERS

The quantity of dangerous goods being stored, handled and transported across the country continues to increase as economic activity in Western Australia remains strong, particularly in the mining and resources sector.

With increased activity comes increased safety risk and more dangerous goods accidents.

The three major areas for concern when it comes to dangerous goods safety are:
  1. Explosives incidents
  2. Storage & Handling incidents
  3. Transport incidents

Many of these incidents are caused by human error followed by mechanical or design failure and they result in the loss of product, damage to equipment, minor to serious injuries and in extreme cases fatalities.

The aim of this forum is to explore the variety of dangerous goods incidents that occur locally and nationwide every year and to provide practices and strategies to prevent accidents and reduce the overall number of incidents.

A strong focus on regulatory reforms, legislation and compliance will feature throughout this event as safety is paramount when dealing with hazardous substances and dangerous goods.

To find out more about this forum go to: -

http://www.idc-online.com/conferences/1403_DGFORUM.pdf

MORE SPILL RESPONSE TRAILERS ON ORDER

CROIERG has accepted a quotation for the construction of two (2) new Spill Response Trailers. The trailers will be manufactured by Resort Trailers of Queanbeyan NSW. Both units will be diaphragm pump equipped.

The diaphragm pumps have already been sourced and are in the CROIERG Store area at the TISC Sutton Road, Canberra Training Complex

Location of the two new units will be decided by the CROIERG Committee at the February 26thcommittee meeting in Yass NSW

CROIERG TRAILERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

We are continually mentioning the important of having accurate emergency contact information available.

And we can’t stress enough how vital this information is in an emergency situation

Members are again advised that there have been several changes in trailer locations and trailer contact information

The link below will provide a pro-forma for Year 2014 Emergency Contact Information if required

CROIERG Year 2014 Emergency Contact Information

TRAINING COURSES

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Team No. 1 get their instructions for the environmental course component

The small Rollover Tanker Training Unit

The small Rollover Tanker Training Unit

The Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) has put in place an "EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST LIST" for the training courses.

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO:

Paul Harrison Executive Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) 441 Sutton Road, Canberra ACT

TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620

(02) 6297 7187 Mobile 0407 223 125

Email :pharrison@suttonroad.com.au

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

The TISC Training Complex is located at:

441 Sutton Road. Majura (Canberra) 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

For information on the Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card see below

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

Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card

CAUSE OF TANKER BLAZE TO BE KNOWN TODAY (Jamaica)

January 13, 2014 JAMIACA

Firefighters spray water on an electricity transformer in Jamaica

Firefighters spray water on an electricity transformer in Jamaica

The Jamaica Fire Brigade says it should, by today, be able to determine the cause of the blaze that destroyed a tanker truck in Mona Heights on Thursday.

"Investigations are not complete but by Monday we should be able to finalise that process, including determining the cause of the blaze," Director of Communication Emilio Ebanks told the Jamaica Observer.

He said that estimated damage caused by the blaze could run close to the $50-million mark.

"Estimates are no longer done by the Fire Brigade, but based on early indications I suspect the cost could fall around that region," said Ebanks, who said he was waiting on reports from other officials.

Meanwhile, firefighters say the quick response of the team, which used a special firefighting method to bring the raging flames on the tanker under control, was to be credited for stopping the tank from exploding.

"Residents reported hearing explosions but the tank did not explode. If it did it would have been a catastrophe: hundreds of people would have been killed," said Ebanks.

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TOP 10 IN 2013: NO. 1, I-81 TANKER CRASH (Pennsylvania)

January 1, 2014

Damaged overpass

Damaged overpass

One diesel fuel-carrying tanker truck - that police said was speeding - was all it took to create more than $10 million in damage to an interstate highway interchange, close a major highway for days, create snarling traffic and cause the death of some animals in a Dauphin County park.

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Snow snarls commute across St. Louis region (Missouri)

GASOLINE TANKER HOLED BY SNOW PLOW Tanker damaged by snow plow in Missouri

January 21, 2014 st. Louis Missouri USA

A Missouri highway department plow truck and a gasoline tanker truck collided Tuesday morning on slippery, snowy Interstate 55 near Bayless Avenue, and southbound lanes were closed for more than seven hours while crews cleaned up 1,800 gallons of leaking fuel.

The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The highway reopened about noon.

The snow amounted to about an inch but was being blamed for several vehicle spin-outs and crashes on area roads - and for numerous school districts cancelling classes today.

Becky Allmeroth, with the Missouri Department of Transportation, said the plow truck involved in the I-55 crash had been merging onto the interstate, and the tanker truck was already on the interstate, going the same direction, when they hit. No one was injured.

"The gas tanker made contact with our plow and that was punctured," she said.

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EPA MODELING SUGGESTS CONTAMINATED PLUME COULD REACH ALBUQUERQUE'S GROUNDWATER IN 30 YEARS (New Mexico)

January 13, 2014 Albuquerque New Mexico USA

It could be 30 years before a huge plume of contamination at Kirtland Air Force Base reaches the nearest drinking-water wells in New Mexico's largest city, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Federal regulators made the draft report public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that was filed by the Albuquerque-based watchdog group Citizen Action.

The report covers a number of scenarios that were modelled in hopes of getting a better understanding of how the underground plume of spilled jet fuel is moving. While it will likely be some time before the contamination reaches the closest city wells, there's uncertainty around the speed at which it will reach a smaller well operated by Albuquerque's Veterans Affairs hospital.

Scott Ellinger, the report's author, said in an interview Monday that it would be best for city, state and base officials to control the plume now rather than wait. "The further it gets, the more it spreads, the more it's going to cost," he said.

The fuel came from what officials believe was a 40-year leak from underground pipes at a Kirtland aircraft fuel-loading facility. It was discovered in 1999, and officials are still trying to figure out how to clean it up before it hits city water wells.

The spill has been estimated as large as 24 million gallons, or about twice the size of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

While there have been other fuel spills around the country, EPA officials acknowledged Monday that the Kirtland spill is unique given the depth of the plume, which puts the cleanup of the mess in uncharted territory.

"While the models show plenty of time, we don't want that to become a cause for complacency on anyone's part," utility spokesman David Morris

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TANKER CRASH FORCES HARDEE RESIDENTS FROM HOMES (Florida)

January 10, 2014 Hardee County Florida USA

Wreckage of burnout tanker in Florida

Wreckage of burnout tanker in Florida

A tanker truck crashed at a rural Hardee County intersection this afternoon, igniting a large blaze that has prompted an evacuation warning. Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the truck died from their injuries.

It was around 2 p.m. when the tanker -- carrying 7,200 gallons of unleaded fuel and 1,300 gallons of premium unleaded -- crashed on State Road 62 at Moye Road. That's a few miles west of Bowling Green and Wauchula. The load of fuel caught fire, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. Residents within a half-mile of the crash were evacuated as a precaution.

There was no immediate word about the condition of the driver, and the cause of the crash was not clear.

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WEST VIRGINIA CHEMICAL SPILL EMERGENCY DECLARED (West Virginia)

January 10, 2013 West Virginia USA

River and water treatment plant

River and water treatment plant

Worker on a chemical tank

Worker on a chemical tank

A growing number of people in West Virginia have been told not to drink, wash or cook using tap water after an industrial leak.

President Obama is sending federal disaster aid to West Virginia, where up to 300,000 people are banned from using tap water following a chemical spill.

The leak into a Charleston river has also forced schools, bars and restaurants to close.

"The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts," said an administration statement on Friday morning.

The state's governor has declared a state of emergency in nine counties following the industrial leak, leading to queues for bottled water.

Residents in a growing number of affected areas have been told not to drink, wash or cook with the tap water and only use it for flushing toilets.

Read more and view a video.

LEAK IN NAVY FUEL TANK RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT WATER CONTAMINATION (USA)

Cop a load of the size of this storage facility and it was build 70 years ago. Ed

January 16, 2014 Honolulu Hawaii USA

The U.S. Navy confirmed Thursday that one of its massive underground tanks near Pearl Harbor has a leak and may have spilled up to 20,000 gallons of aviation fuel, raising concerns about potential drinking water contamination.

The Navy began investigating the possibility of a leak at the historic Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility on Monday after officials noticed a discrepancy in the tank's fuel levels and later discovered a 3 foot wide wet spot on a nearby concrete wall. Tests confirmed that the fuel soaking the wall matched that in the tank.

The tank is one of 20 massive fuel tanks at the once top secret military facility built in the early years of World War II. Each tank stands 250 feet 76 metres) tall, with a 100-foot 30.5 metres) circumference, and can hold up to 12.6 million gallons 47.7 million litres) or the equivalent of 21 Olympic size swimming pools.

Fuel from the underground tanks runs through a series of pipelines to Pearl Harbor.

This article sourced from the ISCO (International Spill Control Organisation) Newsletter. CROIERG is an associate member of the ISCO

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FIRE RAGES NEAR US TOWN AS TRAIN CARRYING CRUDE OIL DERAILS (North Dakota)

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Fireball from North Dakota train fire

December 31, 2014 Casselton North Dakota USA

300 residents of small North Dakota town evacuated after series of explosions as train ferrying crude oil comes off the tracks

Authorities urged residents to evacuate a small North Dakota town Monday night after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed outside of town, shaking residents with a series of explosions that sent flames and black smoke skyward.

The Cass County sheriff’s office said it was "strongly recommending" that people in the town of Casselton and anyone living five miles to the south and east evacuate. A shelter has been set up in Fargo, which is about 25 miles away. Casselton has about 2,400 residents.

The sheriff’s office said the National Weather Service was forecasting a shift in the weather that would push the plume of smoke down, which could increase the risk of potential health hazards.

The BNSF Railway Co. train left the tracks about 2:30pm. on Monday and as many as 10 cars caught fire. No one was hurt.

The cars were still burning as darkness fell, and authorities said they would be allowed to burn out.

View a dramatic video.

And more on the train fire. Ed

TANKERS FROM FREIGHT TRAIN CRASH IN NORTH DAKOTA STILL BURNING

January 1, 2014 North Dakota USA

Burning tankers

Burning tankers

two tankers on fire

Two tankers on fire

AT least two tanker cars of crude oil from the collision of two freight trains are still burning in the US state of North Dakota, authorities say.

There were no casualties in the Monday afternoon accident, in which one train with more than 100 carriages derailed and was struck by an oncoming train. The collision set off a series of explosions.

Tara Morris, spokeswoman for the Cass County Sheriff's Office, said that two to three cars were still burning on Tuesday at the site, about 40 kilometres west of Fargo, North Dakota. The fires were being allowed to burn out.

Billowing black smoke from the fires prompted local authorities to urge residents within an 8km radius to evacuate the area. About 1500 people chose to leave the adjoining town of Casselton, population 2400, in the hours after the disaster, Morris said.

Home video after the initial collision showed towers of flame bursting out of exploding cars.

A team of investigators was dispatched from the US National Transportation Safety Board in Washington and is already at the scene, Morris said.

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FIREFIGHTERS STILL AT SCENE OF ABERDARE TANKER CRASH (UK)

December 20, 2013 Aberdare South Wales UK

"LPG Tanker in South Wales

LPG Tanker in South Wales

Firefighters are struggling to remove gas from a tanker that crashed into a bridge in Rhondda Cynon Taf causing homes to be evacuated.

The lorry, carrying 3,519 gallons (16,000 litres) of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), hit the bridge near Werfa, Aberdare, at 09:20 GMT on Friday.

A specialist urban search and rescue team from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has been shoring up the bridge. No one was injured but two homes near the scene were evacuated.

A crane has been brought in but crews have found it difficult to transfer the liquid gas to another tanker because of access along the narrow road.

The back wheels of the 18-tonne tanker hit the service bridge and caused a small amount of damage.

The incident happened near Nant Gwyn House.

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WESTBOUND LANES OF I-69 NEAR TANKER EXPLOSION ARE NOW OPEN, DAMAGE STILL BEING ASSESSED (Michigan)

January 3, 2014 Davison Township Michigan USA

Smoke from burning tanker

Smoke from burning tanker

A tanker truck explosion has shut down I-69, in both directions, near Irish Road in Genesee County's Davison Township.

Police say the tanker went over the guard rail and crashed onto the road just before 11 a.m. Thursday. The truck was carrying 120,000 pounds of crude oil, releasing potentially dangerous hydrocarbons into the air when it burned after the crash.

A makeshift command center for police, fire and hazmat crews has been set up at Irish and Court.

There was an evacuation ordered at first, but it was quickly lifted, with police asking people within one mile of I-69 and Irish Road to stay inside with windows and doors closed. Several businesses were also evacuated, but are now back open.

Initial reports from workers on the scene were that the tanker was carrying a highly toxic, potentially deadly liquid gas - hydrogen sulfide. As more information came out, the good news was, the tanker was carrying crude oil, not hydrogen sulfide. There is still a real danger of becoming very sick from exposure. Read more on that,HERE.

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TANKER TRUCK ACCIDENT CLOSES ROUTE 16 (Illinois)

January 6, 2014 Nokomis Illinois USA Illinois tanker incident

A tanker truck accident on the snow-packed highway east of Nokomis closed down Route 16 for five hours Thursday, Jan. 2, according to Nokomis Fire Chief Joe Gasparich.

The accident occurred at 11:30 a.m. and the highway remained closed in both directions until about 4:30 p.m.

The Farmers Oil Company fuel truck, loaded with about 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel to be delivered to a nearby bulk storage facility, failed to make a turn-around maneuver on Route 16 near the Subway restaurant.

The tanker had to be emptied before it could be up-righted, and fuel tank trucks from Raymond and Nokomis were brought in to off-load the diesel fuel. Once emptied, the truck was up-righted and moved to the bulk storage facility just across the highway.

Kurt's Towing from Litchfield assisted with two heavy wreckers, which were also used to stabilize the truck and tractor during the off-loading process.

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ASPHALT SPILLS INTO CREEK AFTER TRAIN DERAILMENT (West Virginia)

December 27, 2013 McDowell County West Virginia USA

Train wreck in West Virginia

Train wreck in West Virginia

HazMat team is on the scene of train derailment in McDowell County. It happened about 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Vivian area near Kimball. The train is owned by Norfolk Southern.

According to NS Spokesperson Robin Chapman, one tanker ruptured and spilled asphalt into Elkhorn Creek.

Ten of the cars were piled together, with seven remaining upright. According to an Associated Press report, the train had five locomotives and 111 cars in total.

The train was traveling eastbound from Ohio to North Carolina. The tracks are now closed in both directions. A 700-foot portion of the track was damaged in the accident and will have to be replaced.

A HazMat team was called to the scene. Booms were in place to prevent the tar from spreading down the creek. NS expects the track to be reopened around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Crews from the Department of Highways, Welch Fire Department, and Kimball Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Source wsaz.com/news/headlines/Asphalt-Leaks-into-Creek-After-Train-Derailment-237500441.html

QUICK ACTION BY MESQUITE FIREFIGHTERS DOUSES FUEL TRUCK FIRE (Nevada)

December 13, 2013 Mesquite Nevada

Damaged tanker in Mesquite

Damaged tanker in Mesquite

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, Dec. 12 Mesquite Fire Rescue was notified of a possible fire across the street from Fire Station 1 at Hughes Oil Company, 111 E First South Street. The on-duty Captain was able to look out the bays of the Fire Station and could tell that there was an approximately 2,000 gallon gasoline tanker with the cab heavily involved with fire.

A working fire was immediately declared and off duty personnel were quickly requested as the fire had tremendous potential to overwhelm the four available fire personnel who were able to respond on Engine 11.

Using multiple hand lines, firefighters were able to get the fire knocked down in less than 10 minutes and were able to confine the fire to the cab of the truck and away from the attached tanks which did have an undetermined quantity of fuel in them.

There was some initial worry that the fire could have spread into the building which the truck was parked in front of, but the crews were able to force entry into the structure and determine with thermal imaging equipment that the fire had not been able to extend into the building.

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NY FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH FUEL TANKER FIRE (New York State)

January 6, 2014

Fire Crews in New York Dec 2013

Fire Crews in New York Dec 2013

Using high apparatus on tanker fire

Using high apparatus on tanker fire

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Tanker burning

In late December 2013, firefighters battled a fire resulting from a fuel tanker truck crash in Bellmore, New York. The truck crashed and exploded in flames on Sunrise Highway on late Tuesday night, December 17.

Preliminary reports say that the eastbound truck rear-ended a car at the corner of Newbridge Road then rolled over on its side, ending up in a nearby parking lot.

Both drivers were able to escape their vehicles before a huge fireball erupted. More than 7,000 gallons of fuel spilled out of the tanker and seeped dangerously close to neighbouring homes.

Nearly ten departments battled the fire with hose-lines and foam equipment before gaining an upper hand on the fire.

Nassau County Haz Mat team were on the scene to control the spread of fuel and begin the cleanup.

Source fireengineering.com/articles/2014/01/ny-firefighters-extinguish-fuel-tanker-fire.html

STATE ROUTE 986 CLOSED IN CARTER COUNTY AFTER PROPANE TRUCK ROLLOVER (Kentucky)

December 30, 2012 Carter County Kentucky USA

Propane tanker rollover in Kentucky

Propane tanker rollover in Kentucky

Emergency crews are on the scene of a propane truck rollover in Carter County, Kentucky.

The crash happened about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 13,000 block of State Route 986, which is a few miles outside of Grayson.

Crews on the scene say the tanker rolled over and propane leaked from the tank. No injuries have been reported at this time.

State Route 986 is closed at this time as crews work to upright the truck and tow it away.

Source wsaz.com/news

JACKKNIFED PROPANE TANKER CLOSES I-293 TO TRAFFIC FOR HOURS IN AFTERMATH (New Hampshire)

December 20, 2013 Manchester New Hampshire USA

A tanker transporting 9,000 gallons of propane overturned on Interstate 293 North early Wednesday morning, forcing the closure of both sides of the busy highway for almost five hours and the evacuation of buildings near the accident scene.

Crews from 15 state and local agencies were involved in getting the tanker back on its wheels and removing the propane.

"This was a very complicated process, involving many different agencies and departments," said District Fire Chief Michael Gamache. "But the vehicle was uprighted, the propane transferred, no injuries were reported and residents are back home."

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NY TRUCKER DIES WHEN TANKER CRASHES, SPILLS FUEL (New York State)

January 5, 2013 Easton New York State (USA)

Tanker crash in Easton

Tanker crash in Easton

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 57-year-old Albany County man has died after he lost control of a tanker truck and crashed, spilling several hundred gallons of fuel.

The sheriff's office says Stephen Andriani of Selkirk was driving north in the town of Easton when he veered off the road around 10:30 Saturday morning. The truck overturned and the tank ruptured, spilling fuel into a field. Andriani was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff's Investigator Bruce Hamilton tells the Glens Falls Post-Star that snowy conditions may have contributed to the crash.

Spill cleanup crews were scheduled to continue removing contaminated soil from the site on Sunday.

Source online.wsj.com/article/APa2793c7ccdfd4ab18f46015e6e1d28f1.html

HEATING OIL SPILL CONTAMINATES COLQUITZ RIVER PARK (Canada)

December 14, 2013 Canada

Council workers and booms

Council workers and booms

A home heating oil spill on the bank of the Colquitz River was caught Thursday night before the oil reached the salmon-bearing stream., Mike Ippen, Saanich's Manager of public works, says the spill was discovered Thursday afternoon when a passer-by in Colquitz River Park could smell a strong odour of oil and notified Saanich.

Public works crews traced the spill back to a home in the 3400-block of Rolston Cres., which sits on a hill just above the creek.

"We worked late into the night putting containment in place, so oil never actually got into the Colquitz. It's just in the soil," Ippen said.

A long containment boom, as well as absorbent pads and siphon dams have been set up, and Saanich will continue to monitor them over the coming days.

"If it rains, we want to make sure that anything that bleeds through the soil will be captured before it gets to the river," he said. The leak came as a result of a broken supply line between a home heating tank and a furnace.

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ANIMATION OF EXPLOSION AT TESORO'S ANACORTES REFINERY

January 29, 2014

An explosion and fire led to the fatal injury of seven employees when a nearly forty-year-old heat exchanger catastrophically failed during a maintenance operation to switch a process stream between two parallel banks of exchangers at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, Washington

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