– by Trey Crumbie, December 1, 2016, Lexington Herald Leader
Little Eagle Creek (Trey Crumbie)
Thousands of fish have been killed by 3,000 gallons of biodiesel that leaked into a river from a truck stop in Kentucky, US.
The diesel leaked into Little Eagle Creek near Sadieville in early to mid-November from a branch of the national Love’s Travel Stop chain of truck stops.
Jack Donovan, director of the Georgetown/Scott County Emergency Management Agency, told Lexington Herald Leader that the agency receive a notification of the leak on 18 November, but some locals said they had noticed the leak up to two week prior.
The cleanup of the leak, the exactly source of which has not bee determined, is in progress and will take a “long time”.
– by Brian Nearing, January 21, 2016, Times Union
Photo: Cindy Schultz/Times Union
A long-time hazardous waste kiln in Cohoes would have to cut mercury and other pollution spilled into the Mohawk River and a stream that feeds the Hudson River, under a proposed new water pollution permit from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
One of the wastewater pipes from Norlite Corp., draining into the Mohawk, was found to contain toxic mercury at 1,000 times state water quality standards, according to DEC paperwork reviewed by the Times Union. Another wastewater pipe, which also drains into the Mohawk, had mercury at more than 50 times the standard.
Mercury is a potent neurotoxin, and is especially dangerous for children and fetuses. Most exposure to mercury comes from eating fish contaminated with mercury.