Coal Cars Derail

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Post Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 9:31 pm

For those that like to pick up coal by the railroad tracks....3 coal cars derailed in Hazle Township, Luzerne County PA. Not sure what type of coal they were carrying, but officials estimate a 3 day clean-up. Bound to be leftovers, no? ;)

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Post Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 9:43 pm

Clean-Up,Aisle 13 ! They usually do a pretty good job of asset recovery depending on ballast disturbance from the cars leaving the tracks. If the EPA isn't involved due to cargo type,You may find yourself some ! Do bet they'll have some type of Security,plus an ongoing investigation to determine cause. Being on the track right of way rules have tightened up since 911 quite a bit.

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Post Thu. Dec. 19, 2013 7:29 pm

By seeing the cars on the news, I believe it is silt going to a power plant.

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Post Thu. Dec. 19, 2013 7:32 pm

Thanks for the info! I'm on my way! :out:

:D


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Post Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 9:43 pm

Thats one thing I love about coal. No messy clean up. If that was oil. Never mind.

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Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 4:38 am

Its not just the odor from fuel oil but think about possible nearby waterways that would be contaminated. Never heard of a Coal Nugget killen a fish.

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Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 7:30 am

they are going to pay people for a 3 day clean up :eek2: Idiots.... all they need to do is make a post here and POOOOF (it be all cleaned up for free!) :clap:

I heard back in the day in some areas they would place wedges on the tracks (like "Cow Tippin") and then buncha "children of the corn" would come running out with their coal hods toothy

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Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 8:37 am

anthony7812 wrote:Its not just the odor from fuel oil but think about possible nearby waterways that would be contaminated. Never heard of a Coal Nugget killen a fish.
Your not throwing it hard enough ! :D

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Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 8:40 am

dcrane wrote:they are going to pay people for a 3 day clean up :eek2: Idiots.... all they need to do is make a post here and POOOOF (it be all cleaned up for free!) :clap:
Ain't that the truth ! :D

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Post Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 10:53 am

That would be a nice gesture to pick up the coal, BUT I'll wager you can not burn that coal in anything you have piped up. That is NOT 12,000 BTU coal.

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Post Tue. Dec. 24, 2013 4:31 pm

Never really thought of how safe a coal accident is, just a pile of spilled rocks.

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