Halliburton Fracking Fire Takes a Week to Extinguish

posted Oct 20, 2014, 10:52 AM by Citizens Against Residential Drilling   [ updated Oct 31, 2014, 1:08 PM ]
A fire broke out in June, 2014 at a Halliburton fracking site in Ohio. What happened next should be a wake-up call to every U.S. citizen, especially the millions of Americans who live in communities where #fracking is planned or underway.

Ohio firefighters battled the blaze for an ENTIRE WEEK. Before they managed to fully extinguish it, the fire caused some 30 explosions that rained shrapnel over the surrounding area; 20 trucks on the site caught fire; and tens of thousands of gallons of chemicals -- including a toxic soup of diesel fuel, hydrochloric acid, and ethylene glycol -- mixed with runoff into the nearby creek, killing an estimated 70,000 fish as far as five miles downstream. State officials physically removed the decomposing remains of more than 11,000 fish and other aquatic life in their efforts to reduce the damage to the waterway.

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