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Thursday, September 24, 2009

9.24- Oil Spill

A town employee helps clean up after an oil spill on Raccoon Creek

An oil spill this afternoon had folks scrambling to sop up the mess.

I'm not sure what happened, but heard in passing that between one and four gallons of oil were involved.

A crew of workers from Bobby Cahoon Marine Construction joined town workers and other folks to capture oil in two booms, and hundreds of petroleum-absorbing "diapers" were laid down to soak up the oil.

This busy stretch of Raccoon Creek is no stranger to oil and fuel slicks, but this is the first time I have ever seen folks cleaning up the mess... Wish I saw this reaction each time.


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