Truck going too fast to make the turn? 4,800 gallons unknown substance spilled into Yough River when “brine” tractor-trailer flips. How many hundreds similar spills into water ways not caught or reported?

4,800 gallons of ‘unknown substance’ spills into Yough River when tractor-trailer flips over by WPXI, Aug 23, 2019

ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Nearly 4,800 gallons of an unknown substance spilled into the Yough River after a tractor-trailer overturned.

Emergency crews were called to the scene in the 2300 block of Douglas Run Road near Nichols Hill Road in Elizabeth Township around 9:30 p.m.

Allegheny County @Allegheny_Co
Elizabeth Twp: Tractor trailer overturned w/unknown injury & fuel spill – Nichols Hill Ave/Douglas Run. Responders on scene.

7:47 PM – Aug 22, 2019
The driver was flown to the hospital, according to our news partners at

It’s unclear what exactly spilled from the truck. [Frac waste water?]

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