Oil spill in Edmonson County

By: Amy Bingham
By: Amy Bingham

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY* IS DETERMINING IF AN OIL SPILL IN EDMONSON COUNTY WILL HAVE LASTING EFFECTS.
*HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TEAMS* WERE CALLED OUT TO AN ACCIDENT YESTERDAY ON HIGHWAY 7- 43.
*THIS TRACTOR TRAILOR OVERTURNED... SPILLING HUNDREDS OF GALLONS OF CRUDE-OIL ON HIS FARM ... CLOSING THE ROAD FOR HOURS.
TO ADD TO THE PROBLEM... THE OIL WAS HEADING TO A CREEK THAT FLOWS INTO THE GREEN RIVER.
*HAZ-MAT TEAMS DUG A TRENCH AND A DAM TO STOP THE MAJORITY OF THE OIL FROM REACHING THE STREAM.


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