Diesel Spilled into Devils Lake

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Diesel Spilled into Devils Lake
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. -- About 500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into Devils Lake on Tuesday, May 16, after a fuel dispenser malfunctioned at the North Dakota Army National Guard Camp Grafton, the state Department of Health said.

The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday as an operator was fueling a tanker truck and the fuel dispenser failed to shut off, said Karl Rockeman, director of the health department’s Division of Water Quality.

About 1,286 gallons of diesel fuel spilled, according to initial estimates. About 500 gallons migrated through the camp’s storm drain into Devils Lake, Rockeman said.

Health department staff were on site Tuesday and monitoring the investigation and cleanup.

The contamination was contained and work was underway to clean remaining fuel from the stormwater drain, he said.

Rockeman said the spill should not affect fishing or recreation on Devils Lake. He advised people to avoid the area immediately around Camp Grafton as cleanup activities will be ongoing.

Camp Grafton is about 6 miles south of Devils Lake.

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IT CONTINUES---oil, deisel, salt/brine spills seem to be an everyday occurance in ND.  I can't wait to hear about all the leaks into the -Missouri and Lake Sak from the pipelines! Just remember that the pro-pipeline mafia claimed that it's safe, with the most tech-designed equipment available. They forgot to tell about equipment failures and people errors.  I won't even get into the long-term effects of frac!  

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Oh yes since lord knows that every town dumps many times that much oil and grease not to mention chemicals into the lakes and rivers every time it rains! So how should they move the oil from ND flipping fairy dust! Please go into detail on the bad parts of fracking since I'm sure you're an expert even though I can almost guarantee you know f****** nothing

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Hey look at the bright side now you won't need any shorelunch cajiun seasoning for the fish they will already have a nice diesel flavor. 

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measure-it wrote:

IT CONTINUES---oil, deisel, salt/brine spills seem to be an everyday occurance in ND.  I can't wait to hear about all the leaks into the -Missouri and Lake Sak from the pipelines! Just remember that the pro-pipeline mafia claimed that it's safe, with the most tech-designed equipment available. They forgot to tell about equipment failures and people errors.  I won't even get into the long-term effects of frac!  

 

This had nothing to do with a pipeline. Mafia? Really? 

 

With such strong negative opinions on oil I assume you walk everyplace and use candles in your home? Hand saw your wood?

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Measure it,

Who in the hell mentioned anything about oil development and or fracking, you need to pull your head out of the sand.  It sounds as though this was a person who fell asleep at the wheel and needs their azz kicked so they won't do the same thing next week. 

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Sand?

 

AdrenalineAddict wrote:

Measure it,

Who in the hell mentioned anything about oil development and or fracking, you need to pull your head out of the sand.  It sounds as though this was a person who fell asleep at the wheel and needs their azz kicked so they won't do the same thing next week. 

You can't aim a duck to death.