Posts Tagged ‘ diesel ’

Class Action to move ahead in Diesel Spill Hearing

June 29, 2011
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A procedural hearing was held in the Letcher County Circuit Court on Tuesday, the 28th of June, in order to determine whether the case against Childers Oil could be considered as a class action, as opposed to having 80 separate plaintiffs. Based on the ruling on Tuesday, it appears that the case will be...

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Update for Hearing on Class Action for Whitesburg Water Spills

June 20, 2011
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UPDATE: The hearing to determine the suitability of a class action regarding the contamination of water in Whitesburg by diesel has been moved to next week. The hearing will now be at 2:00PM Tuesday, the 28th of June.

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Hearing on Class Action for Whitesburg Water Spill

June 20, 2011
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Today, a hearing in the Letcher County Circuit Court will be held with the intent of determining whether litigation against Don Childers for monetary damages for contamination of the Whitesburg water supply by diesel fuel should be considered a class action. If it were to be considered a class action, the court process may...

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Whitesburg Consumer Advisory Lifted

February 15, 2011
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The Division of Water has reported that the Whitesburg Consumer Advisory, or No Contact Advisory, has been lifted. Citizens are advised to flush out their pipes by turning on all faucets for 20 minutes to rid pipes of all tainted water. Below is the Press Release from the Kentucky Division of Water. http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/Consumption_advisory_is_lifted_in_Whitesburg_116237089.html http://www.kentucky.com/2011/02/15/1636191/whitesburg-water-ban-lifted.html...

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Further Update on the Whitesburg Diesel Spill

February 14, 2011
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Here are more recent stories in the Herald Leader on the Spill. Don Childers makes a statement. http://www.kentucky.com/2011/02/14/1634853/whitesburg-water-remains-unusable.html http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews/headlines/Whitesburg_still_cannot_use_water_116194669.html http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wuky/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1762704 http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4888421

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What do the citizens think about this third diesel spill? The writing is on the wall.

February 14, 2011
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“My skin is on fire after taking a shower and I could smell it. If you live in town DO NOT USE THE WATER!” “Diesel has contaminated the Water supply again…. Source has not been determined yet as of this time. This is NOT the water company’s fault, it’s the fault of who ever...

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Second Converage for Water Advisory on WYMT

February 13, 2011
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This piece does not fully explain the problem, however at this time, this is the best we can get. http://www.wkyt.com/news/headlines/No_consumption_advisory_in_Whitesburg_116125819.html?ref=819

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Coverage for the Water Advisory on WYMT

February 13, 2011
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WYMT did a brief story on the contamination of the water in Letcher County. http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Letcher_County_water_supply_contaminated_116088509.html

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Water Quality Advisory for Whitesburg and portions of Letcher County

February 12, 2011
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As of 7pm on February residents of Whitesburg and portions of Letcher County have been advised not to consume tap water. Listen to a recording of the advisory: No Consumption Advisory – 02-12-2011

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!! No Contact Advisory for Whitesburg Ky!

February 12, 2011
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There is a non contact advisory for Whitesburg Ky water. Citizens are advised to not use their water for anything except toilet bowl use. No Showers Do not wash your hands in it Do not wash dishes in it and Especially do not drink the water! Unofficial reports on the situation are that there...

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