RT ECP: Transportation

June 26, 2023

Freight train carrying hot asphalt, molten sulfur plunges into Yellowstone River as bridge fails

Source: https://apnews.com/ A bridge that crosses the Yellowstone River in Montana collapsed early Saturday, plunging portions of a freight train carrying hazardous materials into the rushing water below. The train cars were carrying hot asphalt and molten sulfur, Stillwater County Disaster and Emergency Services said. Officials shut down drinking water intakes downstream while they evaluated […]

June 21, 2023

Maryland files lawsuit against 2 companies over oil spill that happened in 2021

Source: https://www.dcnewsnow.com/, June 20, 2023 By: Mikayla Newton An oil spill was reported on Dec. 7, 2021 in Frederick County, Md. Maryland is now suing the two companies responsible for more than 7,000 gallons of oil that was spilled. The Maryland Department of the Environment and the State’s Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit […]

April 14, 2023

Tractor-trailer crash spills chemicals into stream along Bellbridge Road in Lincoln Borough

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/, April 10, 2023 By: Chris Hoffman A tractor-trailer overturned in Lincoln Borough, leaking chemicals and diesel fuel into a nearby creek on Monday. For a better part of the afternoon, crews were getting 55-gallon drum barrels out of the creek along Bellbridge Road in Lincoln and making sure none of the chemicals in […]

March 28, 2023

Train derails in rural North Dakota and spills chemical

Source: https://www.pbs.org/, March 27, 2023 A Canadian Pacific train derailed in rural North Dakota Sunday night and spilled hazardous materials. But local authorities and the railroad said there is no threat to public safety. There were no injuries and no fire associated with the derailment, which occurred in a rural area outside Wyndmere, a town […]

March 8, 2023

Months after tanker crash in Bethlehem, cleanup continues of spilled gas, diesel fuel

Source: https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/, March 5, 2023 By: Sarah Cassi More than three months after a tanker truck crash sent thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel into a Bethlehem neighborhood and down storm drains, crews are still working to clean up the spill that reached a tributary of the Monocacy Creek. The Nov. 17 crash […]

June 10, 2021

In pollution claim, ‘sudden’ could mean several months, court finds

Source: https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/, June 8, 2021 By: Greg Meckbach Insurance coverage for a “sudden and accidental” release of diesel fuel can include a discharge that continued over several months, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has ruled in a commercial coverage dispute. As a result of Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. v. Halifax Regional Municipality, released June 3, […]

January 15, 2019

Polish motorway is covered in chocolate as tanker truck overturns

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk, May 10, 2018 By: Mythili Sampathkumar One local official says it has been a long time since police were smiling at the scene of an accident A truck full of liquid chocolate has overturned on a motorway in Poland, spilling 12 tonnes of the sweet stuff all over the road. Traffic was blocked […]

January 15, 2019

River of chocolate blocks traffic on Arizona highway after tanker carrying 40,000 pounds overturns: Authorities

Source: https://abcnews.go.com, January 14, 2019 By: Julia Jacobo Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory isn’t the only place to house a river of chocolate. A section of Interstate 40 near Flagstaff, Arizona, was covered in the cocoa confection after a tanker trailer carrying more than 40,000 pounds of the liquid overturned Monday morning around 9 a.m., Arizona Department of Public […]

January 11, 2019

Long-term use of airport tank farm leads to soil and groundwater contamination

Source: http://images.hello.axaxl.com/Web/XLGlobalServices/%7B87f299cd-ddaf-410b-8fd3-87858cc33594%7D_Envtl_Whitepaper_FBO_US_CA_AXAXL.pdf?utm_campaign=NA_USA_BROK_ENV_EB_4994_FBOs%20need%20envtl%20protection&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua A small airport serving as a regional transportation/shipping hub was owned by a local municipality and operated by a single FBO. They used a tank farm from the 1940s through 2013, which led to discovery of significant soil and groundwater contamination during replacement of aboveground fuel tanks and underground piping. The release was […]

January 11, 2019

Storage and repair of older, radium-containing aircraft instruments

Source: http://images.hello.axaxl.com/Web/XLGlobalServices/%7B87f299cd-ddaf-410b-8fd3-87858cc33594%7D_Envtl_Whitepaper_FBO_US_CA_AXAXL.pdf?utm_campaign=NA_USA_BROK_ENV_EB_4994_FBOs%20need%20envtl%20protection&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua Based on recent US EPA guidance, an airport determined that one of its FBO tenants, an avionics repair firm, had a large amount of potentially radioactive aircraft instruments stored in their warehouse for many years. The luminescent paint used in these aircraft instruments (new and used) contained radium, which continued to emit measurable […]

January 11, 2019

Use of de-icing fluids impacts wetland

Source: http://images.hello.axaxl.com/Web/XLGlobalServices/%7B87f299cd-ddaf-410b-8fd3-87858cc33594%7D_Envtl_Whitepaper_FBO_US_CA_AXAXL.pdf?utm_campaign=NA_USA_BROK_ENV_EB_4994_FBOs%20need%20envtl%20protection&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua An airport in the northern United States routinely used propylene glycol for de-icing activities, which were performed by several FBOs at multiple locations. Long term use of the de-icing agent resulted in offsite discharges including impacts to an adjacent wetland. Further, the local regulatory authority reduced the stormwater discharge limits for parameters such […]

January 11, 2019

Airport fuel hydrant leaks

Source: http://images.hello.axaxl.com/Web/XLGlobalServices/%7B87f299cd-ddaf-410b-8fd3-87858cc33594%7D_Envtl_Whitepaper_FBO_US_CA_AXAXL.pdf?utm_campaign=NA_USA_BROK_ENV_EB_4994_FBOs%20need%20envtl%20protection&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua An airport and their FBO used a hydrant system (underground fuel delivery pipeline) for many years. During maintenance of the system, it was discovered that a valve leaked in the fuel hydrant system. Over a long-period of time, jet fuel leaked from this valve at a rate that went undetected by the leak […]


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