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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

The BNSF Refueling Facility Leak at Hauser

The recently-disclosed leak at the BNSF Hauser refueling facility has attracted renewed community and government attention. Here is an interesting website that describes some of the preventive and protective measures at that facility. This website is apparently maintained by an 11th grade student rather than by BNSF, so the information on this website may not necessarily be current, accurate, or endorsed by BNSF.

However, the BNSF's own website does contain an August 27, 2004, press release announcing the opening of the Hauser facility. Concerning the level of safety and environmental protection, the press release states, "The protection includes two high-density polyethylene underground secondary containment liners with leak detection, double-walled pipe for all underground piping and double bottom diesel storage tanks (two 250-thousand gallon capacity each)." Wasn't the 8-inch PVC wastewater piping underground? Was it single- or double-walled? Doesn't the press release imply that even the wastewater piping had "underground secondary containment liners with leak detection?"


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11:51 AM, March 02, 2010  

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