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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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tanker driver

Wilbraham, MA

#21 Apr 23, 2010
Boy I wish I would have read all the comments before I wrote my 1st comment, like I said in my 1st comment I drove for United and the largest tanker they had was a 12,000 gal., and I can tell you they are one of the few companys that run LEGAL when it comes to weight. I want to correct my self on the amount of #2 fuel that can be legally hauled with perments is 10,000 gals, which put the truck and tanker and product @ just under 100,000 lbs, and yes you can haul more gas (11,000 gals) again with the right perments and be around 100,000 lbs.
chill out people

Troy, NY

#22 Apr 23, 2010
tanker driver wrote:
Boy I wish I would have read all the comments before I wrote my 1st comment, like I said in my 1st comment I drove for United and the largest tanker they had was a 12,000 gal., and I can tell you they are one of the few companys that run LEGAL when it comes to weight. I want to correct my self on the amount of #2 fuel that can be legally hauled with perments is 10,000 gals, which put the truck and tanker and product @ just under 100,000 lbs, and yes you can haul more gas (11,000 gals) again with the right perments and be around 100,000 lbs.
ok..I am writing this all down and I think everyone else should to. Something tells me there is going to be a test. But I still think if you take a 12,000 gallon truck and fill it with 17,000 gallons yer gonna have some seepage at the top. At least that is what happened when I tried it last week over at the port of Albany.

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Truth Fact Trooper

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#23 Apr 23, 2010
The Shipping Papers had 7900 Gals of #2 and 2,000 gals of Fuel Oil. The weight of the truck was 104,000#s. The prize goes to those who correctly knew the facts and those who didn't should refrain from adding comments of facts that they have no clue too.
Truth Fact Trooper

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#24 Apr 23, 2010
And ALL of it leaked out through a crack about 8 inches long. The 5 separate compartment separators bent when the tanker rolled onto it's side, cause the loss of the entire load!
In the Know

Chesterfield, MA

#25 Apr 23, 2010
Yes, the oil did get to River run, but those sand damns were built before the oil had gotten there. In other words, no oil made it to the river, just the drainage stream and was contained. They will be working to clean it for awhile.
Dodge

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#26 Apr 24, 2010
chill out people wrote:
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
AMEN...now, let's find out why he didn't make the corner there..going a little to fast maybe..just to glad the driver and no one was hurt~hope they make that company pay for the nasty clean up..that area is going to be smelling that oil for a long time.
dot donnie

Greenfield, MA

#27 Apr 24, 2010
Truth Fact Trooper wrote:
The Shipping Papers had 7900 Gals of #2 and 2,000 gals of Fuel Oil. The weight of the truck was 104,000#s. The prize goes to those who correctly knew the facts and those who didn't should refrain from adding comments of facts that they have no clue too.
he must have gotten an overweight ticket if what you are saying is true. 99.000 lbs buddy,99,000 is legal with permit.
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#28 Apr 24, 2010
Dodge wrote:
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AMEN...now, let's find out why he didn't make the corner there..going a little to fast maybe..just to glad the driver and no one was hurt~hope they make that company pay for the nasty clean up..that area is going to be smelling that oil for a long time.
I live at River Run, and although the clean-up folks have been working their heads off, we can indeed smell that oil right in our apartments if we have our windows open. As for who pays for the cleaning up, I'm rather certain it will be the trucking company's insurance. And, neither the insurance company nor the trucking company is going to be at all happy about that part. From what the EPA supervisor told me, they're going to be at it for quite a while, cleaning every pipe from every drain between here and the corner. Apparently, and I don't remember where I got this info, there has already been about $1 million spent, and more to go. I have every confidence that after all is said and done, Dalton will be back to its normal self. Thank you to all involved!

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