Friday, August 1, 2014

Bet you didn't know oil spills don't cause pollution, firemen do.

Near the farm passes a whole raft of pipelines, not on my land, but near, so I get these safety mailers all the time warning about digging and so on.  Look at this statement from NuStar, one of the biggest pipe owners, it's under the header Health Hazards as advice if there is a leak.  "Inhalation or contact with material may irritate or burn skin and eyes.  Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.  Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.  Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution"
I'm glad to know all this, it's good info.  But did you notice that the oil spill doesn't cause pollution, it's firemen's water that pollutes.  So, maybe they stay at the station, let it burn, then there's no pollution.

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