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(WPXI.com)   If you plan on fishing in the Little Chartiers Creek this week, please don't smoke   (wpxi.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Company officials, Pennsylvania Fish, Pittsburgh metropolitan area, source of the gas, Boat Commission, Officials, underground storage container  
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2021-12-02 7:10:04 PM  
The source of the gas was an underground storage container at a nearby Kwik Fill gas station. Company officials said they were working with local and state agencies to clean up the spill.

More like Kwik Empty, amirite?

/I got nuthin'
 
2021-12-02 8:15:43 PM  
Why not? That would be one surefire way to get rid of the gasoline.
 
2021-12-02 8:17:18 PM  
Aren't those cricks still contaminated by Alcoa runoff?
 
2021-12-02 8:20:58 PM  

cyberspacedout: Why not? That would be one surefire way to get rid of the gasoline.


How quickly can we organize another MAGA boat parade?
 
2021-12-02 8:33:45 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Aren't those cricks still contaminated by Alcoa runoff?


Koppers...that chemical plant was about a mile from where I live now.
 
2021-12-02 8:36:48 PM  
I'd question why people would want to eat anything from a river contaminated with gasoline but I've seen people fishing in grosser waters than that.
 
2021-12-02 8:40:01 PM  

Neondistraction: I'd question why people would want to eat anything from a river contaminated with gasoline but I've seen people fishing in grosser waters than that.


They're easier to catch when they're already dead and floating on the surface.
 
2021-12-02 8:50:34 PM  

Neondistraction: I'd question why people would want to eat anything from a river contaminated with gasoline but I've seen people fishing in grosser waters than that.


I wouldn't, and most likely it isn't your best option, however as a teen I was forced to choose between hunger, theft, and tree bark.  After trying tree bark, I went to theft.  Contaminated fish might have been an option in those days.  Fortunately the lady I stole from caught me and asked what I was doing.  I told her I was so hungry, and rather than call the cops, she told me she'd leave a box of food by the door, always.  She fed me more times than I can remember.  Bless that lady.

Contaminated fish though... eeeeew.
 
2021-12-02 9:03:57 PM  

stray_capts: Neondistraction: I'd question why people would want to eat anything from a river contaminated with gasoline but I've seen people fishing in grosser waters than that.

I wouldn't, and most likely it isn't your best option, however as a teen I was forced to choose between hunger, theft, and tree bark.  After trying tree bark, I went to theft.  Contaminated fish might have been an option in those days.  Fortunately the lady I stole from caught me and asked what I was doing.  I told her I was so hungry, and rather than call the cops, she told me she'd leave a box of food by the door, always.  She fed me more times than I can remember.  Bless that lady.

Contaminated fish though... eeeeew.


Yes. She was a saint.
 
2021-12-02 9:53:42 PM  

Neondistraction: I'd question why people would want to eat anything from a river contaminated with gasoline but I've seen people fishing in grosser waters than that.


Chartiers creek was actually relatively clean until recently. It was one of the few spots you could assume the fish you caught were safe. Then a few years ago there was a massive fertilizer spill that contaminated the creek downstream of Canonsburg Lake and now the gasoline spill is upstream of the lake which was just restocked with fish.
 
2021-12-02 10:45:20 PM  
Perry Como's house must be spared.
 
2021-12-02 11:30:53 PM  
Kwik Fill better hope their insurance is paid up and tank inspections up to date.
 
2021-12-03 8:30:39 AM  
I thought gas stations had to have double walled storage tanks to prevent this from happening? I remember a big to do over stations having to shut down because of single walled tanks.
But then I could be wrong
 
2021-12-03 1:32:07 PM  
I'd rather be up Chartiers Creek than Shartiers Creek, with or without a paddle...
 
2021-12-03 2:18:14 PM  

non-racer X: Ragin' Asian: Aren't those cricks still contaminated by Alcoa runoff?

Koppers...that chemical plant was about a mile from where I live now.


Bridgeille?
 
2021-12-03 2:18:41 PM  
Sorry, Bridgeville.
 
2021-12-03 2:20:29 PM  

greentea1985: Neondistraction: I'd question why people would want to eat anything from a river contaminated with gasoline but I've seen people fishing in grosser waters than that.

Chartiers creek was actually relatively clean until recently. It was one of the few spots you could assume the fish you caught were safe. Then a few years ago there was a massive fertilizer spill that contaminated the creek downstream of Canonsburg Lake and now the gasoline spill is upstream of the lake which was just restocked with fish.


So many local Farkers here!
 
2021-12-03 4:28:39 PM  

scooterstrats: Sorry, Bridgeville.


there's a place. yeesh
 
2021-12-03 9:20:44 PM  

scooterstrats: Sorry, Bridgeville.


Live in Rennerdale...mom's apartment was in Bridgeville.  Topgolf made a nice shortcut for me.
 
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