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Old 10-12-2005   #1
 
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Acid in the Colorado; Haliburton of Course

Sorry to all you druggies out there, this is the kind that burns.



Acid spills near Colorado River
By The Associated Press







Clifton - Two containers of acid fell off a flatbed truck traveling on Colorado 141 early today, spilling up to 500 gallons of acid, some of which went into a storm drain that eventually flows into the Colorado River, authorities said.

Assistant Fire Chief Greg Martin estimated that 300 gallons went into the storm drain.

"We're trying to find out where we can stop it before it gets into the river," he said.

The acid is used in oil and gas drilling, Martin said.

He said there was no damage to the road, which was closed for about three hours after the 4 a.m. spill.




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Crews from the Halliburton Co., which owns the truck and the acid, were on scene to help with the cleanup, Martin said. Also on site were crews from the Grand Junction Fire Department, Colorado State Patrol, and state Department of Transportation.

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This is really bad news for the bakers out there. I'm not sure how much Baking Soda this is going to take to natrualize it, but I'm sure cooking costs are going to go through the roof. It's time to run to the store and stockpile the Arm and Hammer.

What's going on with our rivers. It's shit one week and acid the next. When's a Brinks truck going to go off the road and start dumping $20s? Now there's some motivation to go boating.
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LMFAO, Don!!

Wasn't there a train in there somewhere, too?


Exactly how far from the river is the site of the spill, and how would one come up with a viable strategy to stop or otherwise contain 300 gallons of corrosive acid that's already racing downhill (I'm assuming in an enclosed drainage canal??) toward a river?
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"He said there was no damage to the road,"

Oh Great, Does anyone actually care about the road? How many times have you drank asphalt?
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Z - when was the last time you saw oil tankers or coal flatbeds being transported up or down the Colorado for Halliburton's plundering??

Roads and railways, on the other hand....
Who gives a rat's ass about killing a couple of fish or destroying a few miles of ecosystems when there's much more money to be made up or downstream though, right????
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I'm sure it would have been much better if someone other than Halliburton spilled it..
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Maybe Cheney will contract Halliburton to do a $10 billion "acid analysis" survey, followed by a $25 billion "strategic planning commission" only to tie it all off with a $100 billion "delayed acid containment and disposal" project.

Sorry - I couldn't help myself.
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he he he, Cheney's boy's have been droppin' acid
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That actually does go a long way in explaining ALOT of things for the past 5 years, DanO......
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halliburton has a office on Co141 in clifton probably less than 1000 ft from the colorado river. It would be pretty hard to contain it that fast.
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