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Boone’s Second Fish Kill in a Week; This Time on Hardin Creek

News from the Upper Watuaga Riverkeeper Blog:

On July 21, 2010 an oil spill occurred at Mountain Oil Company in Boone, NC. The spill happened at the Mountain Oil facility on King Street.

The day before the spill, one of the workers Mountain Oil left a maintenance door open on one of the storage tanks. Early the next a different person began filling that tank with kerosene. The kerosene spilled straight onto the ground, it soaked into the soil and eventually reached the water table, and then it began seeping out into Hardin Creek.

Head over to the Upper Watauga Riverkeeper Blog for the full story.





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