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Old 08-28-2011   #1
 
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Diesel Spill, Clear Creek Source

Up to 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel spills into Clear Creek Saturday | SummitDaily.com

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Wow, I don't know how I missed this in the news! What a shame...
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Seems like every year a semi going to fast dumps something toxic into clear creek. Sad, but I'm at least glad that the trucking company is going to have to pay dearly for the cleanup...
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Those guys always go too fast! Idiots! Seen them come through Keystone at 70 mph in a 45mph! What do they care about a river!
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Those guys always go too fast! Idiots! Seen them come through Keystone at 70 mph in a 45mph! What do they care about a river!
Long ago I was on the RWB VFD in Breck and we took a Hazmat awareness course w/ a bunch of other Summit County fire departments. A guy from Snake River FD told about watching tanker trucks come barreling through Keystone with their brakes smoking and unable to stop, blowing right through the redlight by the mini-mart.

I also remember hearing a stat that the average trucker involved in accidents on I-70 in the mountains had about 6 months experience, and was usually from somewhere without snow driving.

Be careful out there when you see one of those guys in your rearview.

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This could improve the taste of Coors...probably not.
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So..... will any of it make it's way down to the narrows? Was thinking of laps later this week. Any thoughts?
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So..... will any of it make it's way down to the narrows? Was thinking of laps later this week. Any thoughts?
I haven't noticed anything on CC in the last couple of days, but I can't help but think it isn't all contained and some has made its way down. I guess not seeing any dead fish is a good sign....

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This could improve the taste of Coors...probably not.
yea, I don't anything could do that....
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So..... will any of it make it's way down to the narrows? Was thinking of laps later this week. Any thoughts?
I don't think it will be enough to bump the flows up and you probably missed it already.
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