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Father and Son Team Cause 36,000-Gallon Oil Spill in Wild Trout Stream

Posted on August 19 2008

Officials are still guessing at the motivation, but some time over the weekend father and son employees of Snyder Brothers Inc. opened the valves on seven crude oil storage tanks and spilled a massive amount of oil into Chappel Fork in Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. “The Forest Service said the spill polluted four miles of Chappel Fork and nearly two miles of Indian Run. The staff began finding dead fish — trout and shiners — as well as reptiles and amphibians yesterday.” Allison M. Heinrichs in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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