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Oklahoma owl death prompts oil field investigation

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 28, 2014 at 8:31 a.m.

FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating a neglected oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead in an uncovered tank.

The Enid News & Eagle reported that one of the two rescue owls has died. A couple in Fairview had been rehabilitating the owls since they were discovered Tuesday.

A caregiver said the surviving owl is eating and they're watching it for signs of decline.

A commission game warden said the birds were found in a field located on the Major and Garfield County line. He said the birds got into an uncovered saltwater tank topped with oil scum.

He said it's unclear who is responsible for the tank. State and federal rules require such tanks to be covered.

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KCSAP says... July 28, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.

Really front page news? How many owls, eagles, etc. are killed by windmills? The number is much greater than 2! ADG, if your going to a story like this at least put some meat behind it, but then the propaganda value is diminished.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... July 28, 2014 at 9:42 a.m.

I've told them and I've told them, DontDrinkDatKoolAid!

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paladin123p06130833 says... July 28, 2014 at 9:47 a.m.

The day will come when the wind turbines will be turned off, dismantled, and forgotten. Can that be said about the chemicals used for fracking?

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FreeSpiritMan says... July 28, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

Just like Vertac Chemical Corporation in Jacksonville, AR manufactured agent orange, polluted the area file bankruptcy and let the tax payer clean it up.
Hydrology: The contaminated aquifer at the site is the fractured Atoka Formation. This aquifer is not used as a public water supply in the area due to its limited yield, and is not used for domestic purposes in the immediate vicinity of the site.
Principal Pollutants:
2,3,7,8-TCDD (dioxin)- as high as 2,800 parts per billion (ppb) in soils; as high as 37 parts per million
(ppm) in drummed wastes
2,4-D 2,4,5-T
Chlorinated benzene Chlorinated phenols
Herbicide production wastes
*On September 1, 1998, the city of Jacksonville marked the official end of the site’s cleanup, which cost more than $150 million. However, many residents continued to believe that not enough had been done to secure their safety. On April 23, 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court, after years of litigation, let stand a lower court ruling that held Hercules responsible for $120 million of the clean-up costs. By slipping into receivership, the Vertac company evaded any responsibility for the damages.

Welcome to the GOP donor's and contributors.

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arkateacher54_aol.com says... July 28, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.

Meanwhile how many babies were murdered through abortion? How many veterans died waiting for treatment at VA facilities? How many murdered in Chicago this weekend? How many Iraqi Christians martyred by ISIS? How many MS-13 thugs have entered into the country across our unguarded southern border? Two owls are pretty far down my list of concerns.

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lazybar says... July 28, 2014 at 11:54 a.m.

paladin, why do you think mills will be turned off?

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3rdWorldState says... July 28, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Why would Iraqi Christians make your list? That seems odd.
What about the other innocent Iraqi's killed that aren't Christians? The US killed plenty of them. Surely you're not picking favorites.

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FreeSpiritMan says... July 28, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

arkateacher54_aol ....... If you are/were a teacher you should be aware what effects upsetting the balance of nature can have on humans. Christians had it much better under Saddam than the current government. A Teacher, Really?

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lazybar says... July 28, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

3rd, you don`t hear of christians dragging other religions out in the street to beat them to death or behead them and if you did you would not see americans cheering about it.

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paladin123p06130833 says... July 28, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.

Lazybar: New sources of energy will replace wind turbines, and when that happens the cleanup will be a whole easier than the fracking sites.

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