Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Result Of Fracking?

Going home this afternoon I came across a sludge spill.  This one was located at the intersection of Zapata Hwy and South Meadow.  The picture doesn't capture the affected area adequately, but the amount of material spilled was significant.

A fire engine was stationed on one of the southbound lanes to prevent cars from going over the sludge.  Police officers were positioned along Hwy 83 and Meadow Ave., way before the intersection.

I'm guessing first responders were waiting for clean-up crews to arrive.

These spills have occurred before.  See here and here and here.  For all the enthusiasm the mayor, and city council, shows for creating jobs, I want to see the same concern for public safety, especially when law enforcement and fire units are tied up babysitting another sludge spill.

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