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8,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Ohio River From Duke Energy Coal Plant

Environment  (tags: pollution, healthconditions, environment, conservation, ecosystems, destruction, politics )

- 1341 days ago -
the Coast Guard closed down a 15-mile length of the Ohio River after Duke Energy's W.C. Beckjord Station outside Cincinnati dumped approximately 8,000 gallons of oil into the river, according to a Coast Guard estimate.

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Darren W (218)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:13 am
What a blinkin' mess!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:34 am

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 4:12 am
What a bunch of pitiful dang careless worthless people! (didn't put commas in on purpose) Sadly noted!

Cheree M (46)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 4:43 am
sadly noted

. (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 7:09 am
What a tragedy....

Lady Suki (446)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:21 am
o.o How isn't this being blasted all over the news?

Robert O (12)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:28 am
Really, really horrible.

Natally Klaric (60)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 10:33 am
How sad. :(

Stardust Noel (38)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 10:43 am
I hate seeing this ,shared & noted

Bill E (41)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 1:01 pm
Certainly not a first time for this outfit. Don't the Koch brothers own a big chunk of Duke?

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 1:19 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Yes, Duke & the Kochs can only see dollar $igns and don't care about damage. At least, the article says, they'll have to close 6 coal plants by the end of the year. Wonder how many more 'toxic events' will happen between now and then? Lately I feel like I'm living back in the '60s.....before the E.P.A. was created.

Marlene Puaoi (20)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 1:40 pm
There should be greater penalties for causing spills such as this.

Kate Kenner (215)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 2:41 pm
Well, Duke does not have the best track record when it comes to safety and how they conduct their business. I hope they have to close all their plants-good riddance to them.

Derya Z (8)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 2:57 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 3:22 pm
Noted .I believe Duke Energy is run by evil people.

Thomaz de Aquin Alves Fonseca (59)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 5:33 pm
More ecological disaster. More death and destruction. When will that man will open your eyes and see that life and nature is far more important than money? The ambition blinds men.

Rodney Paige (44)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 6:07 pm
Yet another tragedy for the environment at the hands of an energy corporation and big money.

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 6:46 pm
Shame on them

Jeremy S (3)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 8:29 pm
As a resident of southeastern NC, where Duke Energy is doing the same sort of thing (but with coal ash), this report is *very* troubling...

S J (130)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:15 pm
get them pay for it.

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 9:37 pm
Why is there no mention of Duke Energy's efforts to TOTALLY clean the spill area till is passes environment inspection by Audubon or the Sierra Club?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 10:37 pm
How bad will things have to get for the oligarchs in this nation to phase out the production and consumption of fossil fuels? Can our species survive their greed? It's getting harder and harder to see a future for life on this planet.

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday August 20, 2014, 11:45 pm
Disgusting. I wish they'd stop this crap. Thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 2:26 am
noted thanks

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 3:15 am
Noted. It is a disaster.
Thanks Cal.

ParsifalAWAY S (99)
Friday August 22, 2014, 1:38 am

Just blame it all on Putin

Ana Lopes (92)
Friday August 22, 2014, 2:27 am

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 12:40 am
Duke should be held responsible for the cleanup of this oil spill.
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