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Even more problems for BP, in Indiana

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:17 AM
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EPA: Hammond fuel leak could last days, weeks

HAMMOND | The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it likely will take at least two days and possibly weeks to pinpoint a BP pipeline leak that sent gasoline and diesel fuel into sewers near 175th Street and White Oak Avenue.

EPA spokesman Sam Borries said the leak in Hammond is fairly common and manageable. He says there's no indication any of the leaked material reached any waterways. He said it's too early to determine the extent of soil and groundwater pollution.
www.nwitimes.com...

This is not deepwater, but this is another issue (very minor compared to the Gulf of Mexico disaster) for BP coming from their transport pipes out of the Whiting, Indiana oil refinery

addtional information of prior leaks in the area :

Hammond has been the site of other pipeline leaks: Buckeye Pipeline in the 7400 block of Kennedy Avenue, November 1991; Amoco at Calumet Avenue and 129th Street, September 1992; Amoco at 165th Street and Indianapolis Boulevard, October 1996; Amoco at Roosevelt Street and White Oak Avenue in the Grand Calumet River, April 1997; Amoco at White Oak Avenue and the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal, June 1997; and BP at River Drive and Walnut Avenue, April 2007
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[edit on 19-8-2010 by Krzyzmo]




posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:32 AM
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Wonder if the pipes that transport the oil and fuel are just getting too old.

This coming just weeks after the Michigan oil spill from a transport pipe out of Indiana that flooded the Kalmazoo river with oil. (not a BP transport pipe in this incident)



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 07:49 AM
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Son of a *****!!!! Will this EVER end?I know this is a minor incident but the name BP is connected to so many incidents! I didn't know about this.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by StealthyKat]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:32 AM
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The solution, of course, is to remove ourselves from any dependency on oil... I have ideas and welcome all to examine my threads:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Isn't it interesting that all of a sudden we're having spill after spill after spill? Why all of a sudden, all together, now? If you have answers...speak up!



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 09:36 AM
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Originally posted by Amaterasu
The solution, of course, is to remove ourselves from any dependency on oil... I have ideas and welcome all to examine my threads:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Isn't it interesting that all of a sudden we're having spill after spill after spill? Why all of a sudden, all together, now? If you have answers...speak up!


Something handed down to me from a guy whose father handed it down to him:

We'll be looking for water long before we run out of oil. That's why.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 01:57 PM
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agreee. When you drive past the refinery up here, "Oooo that smell". it provides a lot of jobs, but at what cost to the environment. There is a canal that winds through that area of the lake Michigan inland where this refinery is located as well as otheer chemical and manufacturing plants, the water does not freeze in the winter (even at -10 F) downstream where the boats don't go. The channel is that polluted with warning signs of dangerous polluted water, no swimming. The resident ducks have mutated colors on them.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Krzyzmo]



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 04:38 PM
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follow up to the original story

HAMMOND | The section of fuel pipeline that sprang a leak under a South Hammond neighborhood was replaced on Sunday as investigators began taking samples around nearby homes to measure the extent of the spill.

A pair of curved pipes was delivered Saturday night to replace elbows buried under White Oak and Walnut avenues at 175th Street. The pipeline connects the BP Whiting Refinery with a terminal in Manhattan, Ill.

A 1-inch leak was discovered Thursday in the pipeline bend under White Oak Avenue. The rupture apparently led to the appearance of a mix of gasoline/diesel fuel mix in city sewers and adjacent soil.

Welds on the new sections of pipeline will be checked today, said Thomas Keilman, BP's local director of government and public affairs, in preparation for testing the integrity of the newly restored line.

Once the pipeline is determined to be back in operating condition, plans call for the excavated areas to be filled in and streets and sidewalks replaced.

"We're making good progress," Keilman said at the site Sunday afternoon.

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Indiana Department of Transportation, Hammond Department of Environmental Management, and Hammond Sanitary District remained on the scene, as well as city police, firefighters, and street and water department workers.

The agencies have jointly been involved in making decisions about handling the situation through a unified incident command process, said Keilman, who credited Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and his staff for their help and cooperation.

The group will be meeting again today to prepare a remediation plan for taking care of residents in the impacted area, Keilman said


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