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Officials clean up hydraulic spill

Friday, February 25, 2011

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Joe Bennett
Prompt action helped stop a mess from getting out of hand Friday.

According to information provided by the Brazil City Fire Department, shortly after 1:30 p.m., Friday, the driver of a Republic trash truck was attempting to empty a trash dumpster when the hydraulic lines ruptured, spilling fluid on the pavement near the intersection of Franklin and Montgomery streets.

BCFD Captain Joe Bennett told The Brazil Times the driver followed company protocols and made immediate contact with the trash company about cleaning up the spill. Local authorities were then notified about the accident and the impending cleanup by FOXFIRE Environmental, Shelburn, Ind., a company that specializes in environmental clean up.

Bennett said firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes to contain the spill until FOXFIRE arrived to take over the scene.

"We were on the scene for approximately an hour and 10 minutes to contain the spill and keep it from entering the storm drains," Bennett said, adding officials from the Brazil City Street Department checked the area to make sure "there was no danger to the public at any time."

The streets in the area were closed to traffic during the clean up of the spill.


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Way to go First Class Airman Joe Bennett I will let General Doolittle know you saved the day!

I am shocked that the mayor's kin is not in the paper for the fire department..oops i mean honest mayor's kin!

-- Posted by Dan Bradshaw on Fri, Feb 25, 2011, at 11:52 PM

Freedom1, sounds like you have a case of sour grapes.

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Feb 26, 2011, at 8:44 PM

Hey Dan,are you related to the mayor Ann Bradshaw?

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Feb 26, 2011, at 8:47 PM

These negative comments rub me the wrong way. Why can't we all just come together. If we could just relax and quit hiding behind all this and be more open with those that care we would feel so much better. Peace

-- Posted by Mike Litteriss on Sun, Feb 27, 2011, at 2:20 AM

Maybe freedom1 can use those sour grapes to make wine and bring and it to the dinner..

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sun, Feb 27, 2011, at 5:33 PM

Never a dull moment. Go Big Joe!

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Mar 1, 2011, at 11:35 AM


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