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200 gallons of oil released in toppled building

It’s estimated less than 200 gallons of oil and hydraulic fluids seeped from containers damaged when the roof collapsed on a storage building at Conny Oil this past weekend.
Pulaski Fire Marshal Chip Hutchinson said officials were able to determine only a “relatively small amount” of fluids leaked from damaged 55-gallon drums and five-gallon buckets. Fortunately, he said, all of the chemicals were contained to the building and will not threaten any other properties or water supplies.
Hutchinson said Giles Regional Hazardous Materials Team assisted with removal of drums and buckets from the building so it can be demolished. He noted demolition will be ongoing for a while.
“Thankfully, snow hasn’t been much of a problem this morning,” Hutchinson said Tuesday afternoon. “But winds (expected to gust to as much as 65 miles per hour) may cause more collapses.”
Hutchinson learned Tuesday afternoon that two storage buildings at the Gregory Seeding business of Alum Spring Road experienced roof collapses as a result of snow buildup. He said early estimates put the value at one of the buildings at $125,000 and it is possible the other building may be just as valuabe.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the county and town had been able to “substantiate” 15 roof or building collapses due to the snow.
Luckily, he said, no one has been inside any of the structures when they collapsed and no injuries have been reported.

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200 gallons of oil released in toppled building

It’s estimated less than 200 gallons of oil and hydraulic fluids seeped from containers damaged when the roof collapsed on a storage building at Conny Oil this past weekend.
Pulaski Fire Marshal Chip Hutchinson said officials were able to determine only a “relatively small amount” of fluids leaked from damaged 55-gallon drums and five-gallon buckets. Fortunately, he said, all of the chemicals were contained to the building and will not threaten any other properties or water supplies.
Hutchinson said Giles Regional Hazardous Materials Team assisted with removal of drums and buckets from the building so it can be demolished. He noted demolition will be ongoing for a while.
“Thankfully, snow hasn’t been much of a problem this morning,” Hutchinson said Tuesday afternoon. “But winds (expected to gust to as much as 65 miles per hour) may cause more collapses.”
Hutchinson learned Tuesday afternoon that two storage buildings at the Gregory Seeding business of Alum Spring Road experienced roof collapses as a result of snow buildup. He said early estimates put the value at one of the buildings at $125,000 and it is possible the other building may be just as valuabe.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the county and town had been able to “substantiate” 15 roof or building collapses due to the snow.
Luckily, he said, no one has been inside any of the structures when they collapsed and no injuries have been reported.

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