Spills an ongoing threat to water

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Spills an ongoing threat to water

Beau Mattison, a member of the hazardous materials team with Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, loads a river boom into a trailer at Station No. 1. The boom could be used to prevent hazardous materials from migrating downstream during a spill on the Animas River.
Mark Quick, Durango Fire & Rescue Authority’s hazardous materials team leader, describes how a floating absorbent boom will soak up only oil, not water, if it was ever to used during a spill on the Animas River. In some rivers you could burn a spill off, Quick says, but the Animas runs too fast.

Spills an ongoing threat to water

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Beau Mattison, a member of the hazardous materials team with Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, loads a river boom into a trailer at Station No. 1. The boom could be used to prevent hazardous materials from migrating downstream during a spill on the Animas River.
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Mark Quick, Durango Fire & Rescue Authority’s hazardous materials team leader, describes how a floating absorbent boom will soak up only oil, not water, if it was ever to used during a spill on the Animas River. In some rivers you could burn a spill off, Quick says, but the Animas runs too fast.
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