Tanker overturns, spills large volume...

Tanker overturns, spills large volume of diesel

There are 28 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Apr 22, 2010, titled Tanker overturns, spills large volume of diesel. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

Rescue crews moved quickly to contain a large fuel spill after a tanker truck carrying around 12,000 gallons of diesel rolled over in downtown Dalton Thursday morning.

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Seamus Muldune

Broadalbin, NY

#1 Apr 22, 2010
Dalton wishes you a happy Earth Day!
ah NO

Troy, NY

#2 Apr 23, 2010
Excuse me, but in what capacity do you pretend to represent the lovely little hill village of Dalton?

Your inane and unremarkable comments are no longer welcome here and speaking for everyone on Topix I would ask you to please donate your computer to a non profit and take up boccie as a pastime to release obvious overabundance of vitriol.

thank you very much
Hmm

Bolton Landing, NY

#3 Apr 23, 2010
Seamus Muldune wrote:
Dalton wishes you a happy Earth Day!
Dalton? Don't you mean United Transport? Also, the workers did an excellent job responding to the spill. Thank you Dalton!
Oh no

Frisco, TX

#4 Apr 23, 2010
To bad it didn't get into the river the other toxic waste needs company.
daltonmom

Easthampton, MA

#5 Apr 23, 2010
The crews did a great job containing and cleaning it. It could of been worse. There could of been plenty more scenarios played out to this incident. We should just be thankful it went down the way it did.
CDL

Chicago, IL

#6 Apr 23, 2010
12,000 gallons? Ya ok, typical eagle ignorance.
Dodge

AOL

#7 Apr 23, 2010
daltonmom wrote:
The crews did a great job containing and cleaning it. It could of been worse. There could of been plenty more scenarios played out to this incident. We should just be thankful it went down the way it did.
Your right, it could of been worse. Dalton did a great job and am sure the will be working more on it today.
OhJeez

AOL

#8 Apr 23, 2010
12,000 gallons is approx. 1600 cu.ft. That's an 8-foot-high room of 10 x 20 (14 x 14), or a 10-foot-high room of 10 x 16 (12 x 13). I don't see a rupture point, or know if the tank was full. If it was vacant enough, the turning could have caused a fatal load shift.
Tell It Like It Is

Springfield, MA

#9 Apr 23, 2010
I have a buddy that lives next door to where this happened. The tanker had a max capicity of 20,000 gallons so I dont no if the paper is misinformed or if it was only a little over half full. It started to rain as the truck was leaking and my friend told me the river had a river flowing into it of disel fuel and water which turned the river a reddish color. I think they are trying to down play this whole thing so the EPA and green activists dont get incolved. Bottom line its a huge mess.
dot donnie

Shutesbury, MA

#10 Apr 23, 2010
Tell It Like It Is wrote:
I have a buddy that lives next door to where this happened. The tanker had a max capicity of 20,000 gallons so I dont no if the paper is misinformed or if it was only a little over half full. It started to rain as the truck was leaking and my friend told me the river had a river flowing into it of disel fuel and water which turned the river a reddish color. I think they are trying to down play this whole thing so the EPA and green activists dont get incolved. Bottom line its a huge mess.
i think you are misinformed about the max. capacity unless he was pulling doubles.
Dave

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Apr 23, 2010
20,000 gals at 7 something pounds per gallon equals 140,000 lbs. Add the weight of the truck and tanker at 30,000 lbs would put the gross load at 170,000 lbs. I think that this is way overweight for our roads and bridges.

12,000 gals would be 84,000 just for the oil. I think that is still overweight

CDL

Chicago, IL

#12 Apr 23, 2010
average tanker 5000-6000 gallons
Dalton resident

Springfield, MA

#13 Apr 23, 2010
My friend actually took pictues of the whole thing and he has a photo that shows the listing on the truck. max capicity 20,000 gallons. So I dont no the specifics but Tell It Like It Is may be right on that. As far as the spill reaching the river, i dont have a clue, i'm sure something got in there as the spill is less than 50 yards away from the spill and responders weren't there for about 10 minutes so it is very possible especially if it was raining. Glad they got it cleaned up and the road is back to normal. So sorry to see it happen on earth day.
Tell It Like It Is

Springfield, MA

#14 Apr 23, 2010
I am going on hearsay, I wasn't there but I can tell you my buddy is pretty sure it was 20,000 in that truck. I dont know for sure, all I no is a ton of fuel was lost and spilled.
in the know

Chesterfield, MA

#15 Apr 23, 2010
It was between 10 to 12,000 gallons. With a heads up call, no oil went down further then the damns at river run. The storm runoff system is beingcleaned as well.
jane

Frankfort, KY

#16 Apr 23, 2010
It could have been worse. Much worse. Kudos to the Dalton police and fire departments - and everyone else involved in the clean-up efforts. That said - thumbs down to the whatever educational system lets "could of" slide by.
Alan

Hollywood, FL

#17 Apr 23, 2010
Tell It Like It Is wrote:
I am going on hearsay, I wasn't there but I can tell you my buddy is pretty sure it was 20,000 in that truck. I dont know for sure, all I no is a ton of fuel was lost and spilled.
The trailer has a max capacity of 13,000 gallons.... typically there would be 10,000 gallons of fuel oil (diesel) on the trailer..... gasoline weighs less... thats why there is room for more gallons capacity than what was on the rig. I know..... I get 3 or 4 truck loads a day of this fuel for a local oil company
Dalton resident

Adams, MA

#18 Apr 23, 2010
If workers were able to contain the spill before ANY contamination entered the river, why then are there construction vehicles & crews working steadily since the accident,even through the night,dredging the river on River street - just a few hundred yards from the roll over? The smell of fuel in that neighborhood, especially in the "River Run" Housing complex area is heavy in the air and crews are still digging in the river, non-stop, to clean up the effects of the spill that "did not contaminate the river."
tanker driver

Wilbraham, MA

#19 Apr 23, 2010
The person who wrote that his buddy said the tanker was a 20,000 gal trailer does not know what he is talking about. the tanker was a 12,000 gal trailer, I know because I worked for them, and 20,000 gal tanker would weight close to 200,000 lbs loaded, way over the legal limit even with over weight permits. The most he should have had was 10,000 to 11,000 gals which would have put him at the legal limit with the permit.
chill out people

Troy, NY

#20 Apr 23, 2010
who the hell cares if it was 2000 or 20,000 gallons?

alot of stuff spilled out and no one was hurt and whoop dee doo...life will go on without the correct gallons spilled being listed on topix

holy cow folks...get a tv or something

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