DeSmogBlog: Gas Barge Grounding in New York Shows Risk of Turning Hudson River into ‘Pipeline on Water’
On April 4 a barge carrying 60,000 barrels of gasoline ran aground in the Hudson River and was stranded for hours while New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation tried to determine if the barge was leaking. Luckily the Hudson is a tidal river and when the tide rose, the ship was able to be freed. No gasoline had spilled this time.
However, the nature of the accident highlights…
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