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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Frack Fluid Leaks On Highway For 30 Miles/Slippery As Ice When Wet

Fracking fluid leak may reach 30 miles

October 9, 2010 - By PHILIP A. HOLMES - pholmes@sungazette.com
Sun Gazette

The spill may extend as far east as 30 miles or more into Columbia County along Route 118, Gill said.

Unbeknowst to the driver, the fluid was leaking from one of about a dozen 100-gallon containers on a trailer that was en route to Williamsport from Dimock, Gill said.

The 911 center was alerted to the leak as the trucker was making his way into the borough, and Gill caught up with it shortly after it turned off Main Street on to Route 220 South. The officer stopped the truck at Broad Street about noon. More...

"It's not hazardous at all until it mixes with water, then it becomes as slippery as ice," Gill explained, adding that the clean-up crews want to get the substance off the road as soon as possible.

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