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Shale gas trucks crash in Pennsylvania

Two of the unidentified drivers were taken to area hospitals but the extent of their injuries wasn't announced.

The Associated Press

4/22/2014

WASHINGTON, Pa. — A western Pennsylvania intersection was shut down after crash involving a tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel and two trucks carrying water for natural gas drilling operations.

The crash happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning on Route 18 outside of the town of Washington. That's about 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh. Authorities say some diesel fuel and brine water from one of the drilling trucks spilled onto the roadway, but emergency crews contained much of the damage.

The Department of Environmental Protection says some of the fluids spilled into nearby Chartiers Creek, but the amounts aren't yet clear.

Two of the unidentified drivers were taken to area hospitals but the extent of their injuries wasn't announced.

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