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Waste Management truck spills hydraulic fluid in Breckenridge


BRECKENRIDGE – A Waste Management truck spilled approximately 30 gallons of petroleum-based hydraulic fluid at the intersection of Wellington Road and Royal Tiger on Tuesday.The leak spanned a half-mile of Breckenridge territory, and saw cleanup and regulatory help from the Red, White and Blue Fire District, the Summit County Sheriff’s office and Waste Management brought a Hazmat rig to the scene.Twenty Hazmat pads, placed around storm drains and streets, each soaked up 20 pounds of the fluid, so 400 pounds of waste and an hour and a half of collaborative cleaning were the costs in addition to the loss of hydraulic fluid, according to Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District Public Information Officer Kim Scott.

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