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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Nazi View Post
    While this sucks big time, that amount of fuel should disperse quickly from a one-time event. It helps that it’s lighter than water and biodegradable. Something similar happened up in VT a few years back when 2000 gallons of diesel from a ruptured tank dumped into a tiny trout stream that I fish, with zero impact.
    Please clarify who had zero impact on the trout. You or the diesel fuel

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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    Quote Originally Posted by moosekid View Post
    trains got us into this mess in the first place...
    I liked the first train better!

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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    Just glad the train wasn't carrying crude oil. Apparently freight trains entirely full of crude are a common thing these days, with whole trains full of oil traveling thousands of miles east from the frack fields of the Dakotas. Would have been awful.


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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    Quote Originally Posted by WBDluver View Post
    Please clarify who had zero impact on the trout. You or the diesel fuel
    That particular stream is one where I typically go double-digits with the brook trout. Was that way prior to the spill, still that way now.

    Diesel is biodegradable. Diesel and crude are actually great carbon sources for bacteria. I used to work for a company where we isolated diesel metabolizing bacteria from contaminated soil, grew them in the lab in increasing concentrations of the fuel, then grew them in quantity to inject back down into contaminated wells and underground tanks. Those big oil tanks you see at refineries and storage facilities that store crude and diesel have lots of biocide added to prevent microbial growth.

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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    More rain, more problems...

    Officials say small NY dam could fail because of rains
    Aug 13, 2018 Updated 9 hrs ago

    HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) — Officials are warning that recent heavy rains have taken a toll on a small dam in New York's Southern Tier, and they've declared a state of emergency at the dam.

    Hancock Town Supervisor W. Jerry Vernold says in a proclamation issued Monday that the rain has caused "a potential dam failure" at the Bear Brook Road dam, and no authorized people should be around it.

    WBNG-TV reports that the dam isn't in immediate danger of collapsing, but parts have been weakened by the weather. The TV station says a handful of homes and a couple of municipal buildings are in the potential flood area.

    The dam is at a former town reservoir but is now privately owned. It's about 45 miles southeast of Binghamton, near the Pennsylvania border.

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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    I'll say this.

    I floated on Sat and Sun and the fishing was lousy . Stay home. I think the diesel has somehow reached the East and put the fish down.

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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    Well, more diesel DID get spilled from an overturned locomotive...

    One local river related businessman is concerned. Ray the eel guy:

    http://www.wbng.com/video?clipId=145...autostart=true

    Now, I put his prognostications right up there with that video clip of the local guide some years ago who said something along the lines of "It's like spraying Raid on your beehive."

    Good stuff...

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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    Quote Originally Posted by Future Fanatic View Post
    Well, more diesel DID get spilled from an overturned locomotive...

    One local river related businessman is concerned. Ray the eel guy:

    http://www.wbng.com/video?clipId=145...autostart=true

    Now, I put his prognostications right up there with that video clip of the local guide some years ago who said something along the lines of "It's like spraying Raid on your beehive."

    Good stuff...
    The link defaulted to a different clip, but if look for it, the "eel guy" clip is still available.


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    Re: Train Derails on West Branch

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    The link defaulted to a different clip, but if look for it, the "eel guy" clip is still available.
    Thanks Pete.

    John
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