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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 15, 2013
A dump truck left a trail of diesel fuel across Harford County Friday morning, a Department of Emergency Services representative said. Around 9 a.m. Friday, the 911 Center received reports of a fuel spill at the intersection of Routes 1 and 23, according to spokesman Robert Thomas. As the fire department and crew chief responded, further reports of fuel in the road came from as far north as Grafton Shop Road and all the way south to the intersection of Routes 136 and 543, Thomas said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a rooftop generator at Bond Street Wharf into the Fells Point harbor Sunday, Maryland environmental officials said. The fuel leaked into the water from a stormwater outfall at Bond Street, Maryland Department of the Environment spokesman Jay Apperson said. Officials believe 75-100 gallons of the red-dyed fuel reached the Patapsco River. MDE's Emergency Response Division contained the spill with a boom, a temporary floating barrier used to contain oil, and used absorbent materials to recover oil from the water, Apperson said.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Two Pasadena men were arrested for a string of diesel fuel thefts in Anne Arundel County, police said Friday. Robert Douglas Murphy, 49, and Daniel Guy Padgett, 34, were arrested Aug. 31, following an anonymous tip that led to a two-month investigation, including police surveillance over multiple days. Murphy was charged with theft, destruction of property, trespassing and related charges, authorities said. Police also recovered 19 guns from his home, including an Intratec "Tec 9" assault pistol loaded with 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 15, 2013
A dump truck left a trail of diesel fuel across Harford County Friday morning, a Department of Emergency Services representative said. Around 9 a.m. Friday, the 911 Center received reports of a fuel spill at the intersection of Routes 1 and 23, according to spokesman Robert Thomas. As the fire department and crew chief responded, further reports of fuel in the road came from as far north as Grafton Shop Road and all the way south to the intersection of Routes 136 and 543, Thomas said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
A combination of diesel fuel and sugar from an overturned tractor trailer closed the I-95 north ramp onto Route 100 west in Laurel early Thursday. Crews from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the accident just after midnight. The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of sugar and was leaking 60 gallons of diesel fuel. The services' special operations unit, which conducts hazardous materials mitigation, worked with Maryland Department of Environment and State Highway Administration to clear the scene and minimize the impact of the spill.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | August 6, 1995
A tractor-trailer spilled diesel fuel along 12 miles of northern Harford County roads Tuesday, forcing cleanup crews to replace 300 feet of Castleton Road.Castleton was closed about 9 a.m. Tuesday between Glen Cove Road and Smith Road in Darlington and remained closed yesterday, state police said."We have never had an incident like this, where we had to close down a road for so long," said Cpl. Clarence Ross of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, a member of the county's Department of Emergency Operations Hazardous Materials Team.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | April 27, 2006
Cleanup continued yesterday after a docked push-boat sank off Havre de Grace on Tuesday night, spilling about 100 gallons of diesel fuel into the Chesapeake Bay, according to the Coast Guard. The leak was noticed as a dredging company attempted to raise the 25-foot craft, which sank near Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park. Booms set up to contain the spill failed, the Coast Guard said. State environmental officials said the spill was minor.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | January 1, 1993
Here's a New Year's jolt for drivers of trucks, buses and cars that run on diesel fuel: Beginning today, be prepared to pay more at the pump in Maryland.The state's tax on diesel fuel today rose 2 1/2 cents to 21.75 cents a gallon from 19.25 cents a gallon under a law passed by the General Assembly last year.The increase is part of a 5-cent boost in motor fuel taxes that the legislature approved in April to help finance highway and transit improvements across the state.Before diesel consumers bemoan the tax increase, take note: Automobile drivers and other gasoline buyers have been paying the full 5-cent increase since May 1 when the state gasoline tax jumped to 23.5 cents a gallon from 18.5 cents a gallon.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Sun reporter | April 21, 2008
After years of providing discounted diesel fuel and repairs for Head Start buses, Howard County officials have told the nonprofit the practice must end, raising fears that increased costs will hamper educational programs for 264 children from low-income households. The announcement came in a letter from a top county official that gave Head Start a one-week notice. The notice angered parents of Head Start children and the chairman of the county's Community Action Council board, which administers the $1.8 million-a-year program.
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By Jessica Valdez and Jessica Valdez,SUN STAFF | January 10, 2004
A $100,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency will help buy ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel for 165 transit buses in East Baltimore, officials said yesterday. Wedged between several disassembled MTA buses in a Highlandtown bus barn, representatives from several state, national and local agencies said the one-year project is intended to reduce diesel exhaust emissions, which exacerbate the city's smog and can cause respiratory and health problems. The EPA money given to the Maryland Department of the Environment will subsidize the difference in cost between regular diesel and the ultra-low-sulfur fuel, which is 8 cents to 12 cents more a gallon, said Robert L. Smith, administrator for the Maryland Transit Administration.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
Two Pasadena men were arrested for a string of diesel fuel thefts in Anne Arundel County, police said Friday. Robert Douglas Murphy, 49, and Daniel Guy Padgett, 34, were arrested Aug. 31, following an anonymous tip that led to a two-month investigation, including police surveillance over multiple days. Murphy was charged with theft, destruction of property, trespassing and related charges, authorities said. Police also recovered 19 guns from his home, including an Intratec "Tec 9" assault pistol loaded with 21 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
Portions of Interstate 81 in Harrisburg, Pa., are expected to remain closed for several more days following a massive fuel tanker crash and explosion Thursday morning that damaged the highway and bridge, Pennsylvania transportation officials said. Northbound lanes at Exit 59 (Route 581) are blocked and the southbound interstate remains closed at Exit 70, the I-83 split. A tanker loaded with 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel flipped and exploded in a fireball that burned for 45 minutes and was so intense that it melted guardrails and the asphalt pavement, state police said.
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May 8, 2013
Members of the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company had a busy morning on Wednesday, responding to three incidents in Harford and Baltimore counties. Officials said at 7:47 a.m., firefighters and paramedics from the company responded to Old Joppa Road and Jerusalem Road, in Joppa, for a crash involving two vehicle, with one person having minor injuries. Officials said the patient was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Trauma Center in stable condition, and the Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the collision.
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November 15, 2012
Baltimore County police say a business on Falls Road had 1,369 gallons of diesel fuel stolen in an incident last week. According to reports, the theft occurred overnight - between Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 - from the lot at G. Edgar Harr, in the 12000 block of Falls Road. The police report said the fence lot had been cut. In addition, another business, Scientific Plant Services Inc., had 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel stolen from tanks, according to police. That incident occurred in the 6300 block of Belair Hill Lane, between 5 p.m. Nov. 8 and 7 a.m. Nov. 9, according to reports.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2012
A tractor trailer driver was killed after his or her truck crashed into a barrier along Interstate 95 North, at the exit for Interstate 395 North in Baltimore, and burst into flames, according to Baltimore fire officials. Just before 11 p.m., a tractor trailer carrying lumber north on Interstate 95 appeared to have struck a barrier wall separating the highway and the northbound exit lanes for Interstate 395, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire spokesman. The collision caused two "saddle tanks" carrying diesel fuel on the underside of the truck to rupture, and the fuel to burst into flames, which engulfed the truck's cabin, Cartwright said.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
A combination of diesel fuel and sugar from an overturned tractor trailer closed the I-95 north ramp onto Route 100 west in Laurel early Thursday. Crews from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the accident just after midnight. The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of sugar and was leaking 60 gallons of diesel fuel. The services' special operations unit, which conducts hazardous materials mitigation, worked with Maryland Department of Environment and State Highway Administration to clear the scene and minimize the impact of the spill.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2005
More than 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel that began contaminating a small stream and surrounding soil near Piney Run Park in Sykesville more than a year ago has prompted a remediation effort by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Samples tested have determined that the leak is No. 2 diesel fuel, often used in heating oil, said Charles Fitzsimmons, on-site coordinator for the EPA. The agency installed a dam last spring to block further spillage into the unnamed creek that is downstream from Piney Run Lake, a potential drinking water source for Carroll County.
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Baltimore Sun reporter | December 7, 2011
Route 140 was closed in both directions near Bethel Road in Carroll County for a little over an hour this afternoon as crews worked to clean up diesel fuel leaking from a tanker that overturned, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. The tanker overturned near a Royal Farms store between Westminster and Sykesville around 12:30 p.m. The road reopened before 2 p.m., but the tanker remains overturned in the Royal Farms parking lot, according to highway officials.
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By Edward Lee | October 31, 2011
After a dreadful first half against the Arizona Cardinals, the Ravens needed an accelerant on offense. In addition to the play of wide receiver Anquan Boldin and running back Ray Rice, the unit got a sizable pick-me-up from tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta. “Diesel” is the Ravens' two tight-end set. From that alignment, Dickson and Pitta provide additional pass protection or run blocking, or they can run seam routes and flares to give quarterback Joe Flacco more options.
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