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The oil or the junk laying around?............................Bob

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Go to the auto parts store and buy 50 lbs of oil dry, cheaper than kitty litter and almost the same thing without the deodorant.

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This has happened to me several times. First, the auto parts multi-purpose absorbent (kitty litter). Be generous and soak up as much as you can. Then, buy a driveway cleaner that (hopefully) will remove the rest of the oil stain from your concrete. Use the cleaner several times to bleach out the stain. Won't work perfectly, but helps.

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Just be grateful you don't live in my town on Long Island. You would be looking at a hefty fine. Yes, oil dry and a street broom. I don't know about trash pick up where you live, but in my town, I can't throw that in the trash, I need to take it to a recycler. 

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Rake the bark chips from the garden area over the oil in the pavement, let it soak in well.

Fire up that smoker looking thing and toss your now flavored chips in it and find some carp or other delicacies  to smoke.

MMMM-MMMM

 

I guess you could get creative with those tires too.

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Don't waste money on "Oi dry" get the cheap non-perfumed kitty litter at 1/2 the cost of oil dry. at Wally World its about $3/10lbs. Be generous cover it deep, let stand overnight, speep it up. Repeat as needed. When you have all you can get up, cover it again with the dry litter and let it sit for a week. It should pulle most of it up. Then use a good biodegradable cleaner like simple green or purple power to scrub the rest with a stiff brush.

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - that stuff, junk, crap, whatever is under the tarp that leaked shouldn't be stored outside in the first place, especially if you have neighbors. Who wants to look at your crap?

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after you do one of the above to get the oil UP, kitty litter all over and then start doing the twist for a couple of hours, grinding the kitty litter into the cement with the balls of your feet.  when you poop out then just use your whole foot.   oil comes out like it wasn't even there.   i've never had to do it on that big of a spill before, but that just means it will take you alot longer. but it does work like a charm.

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Remember, tires lying around like that are a favorite breeding ground for mosquitoes. You don't ever want to help those nasty, disease carrying things multiply.

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19 hours ago, nick8086 said:

How do I clean this up ?? dawn soap ..

 

 It just happen...

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Maybe I missed it, but what is the it?  Oil? Coolant? looks like resin.

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9 hours ago, 46 woodie said:

Just be grateful you don't live in my town on Long Island. You would be looking at a hefty fine. ...

 

In parts of Pennsylvania, oil has occurred naturally above ground.

(Of course, it wasn't dirty oil.)

In Titusville, Pa. in the 1800's, they skimmed the oil off the creek (Oil Creek)

before they got the idea to drill for it underground.  Indians had been

skimming it just the same and using it, in their primitive way, as a medicine!

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38 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

In parts of Pennsylvania, oil has occurred naturally above ground.

(Of course, it wasn't dirty oil.)

In Titusville, Pa. in the 1800's, they skimmed the oil off the creek (Oil Creek)

before they got the idea to drill for it underground.  Indians had been

skimming it just the same and using it, in their primitive way, as a medicine!

 

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35 minutes ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

In parts of Pennsylvania, oil has occurred naturally above ground.

(Of course, it wasn't dirty oil.)

In Titusville, Pa. in the 1800's, they skimmed the oil off the creek (Oil Creek)

before they got the idea to drill for it underground.  Indians had been

skimming it just the same and using it, in their primitive way, as a medicine!

 

Since you took this off topic, John at least advise how the Indians cleaned it up or did they ignore it as it appears Nick has done for a least 22 hours since he posted his query.  Have any of you responding noticed Nick has not commented since his posting?  Maybe the D.E.P. contacted him for ground water testing and possible legal action for not reporting it immediately to the proper authorities.

 

On the other hand my guess is Nick found this photo on the internet and used it to start useless dialogue.  Who knows? 

 

Peter J.

 

 

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I thought the tar sands were in Alberta. You may want to and hook in with the Keystone pipe line after they pass the bill. But with the price of oil being deflated at the present time I would wait until the price goes back up for it to really pay off. Or else you could sign in with OPEC. 

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8 hours ago, Amphicar BUYER said:

The tires are only a mosquito problem if they hold stagnant water.

That's a silly point! They always have water in them. It rains, doesn't it?

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21 hours ago, Peter J.Heizmann said:

... at least advise how the Indians cleaned it up or did they ignore it ...

 

Sure, Peter, I'll be happy to continue the diversion!

If I recall correctly, they gathered it with blankets.  However,

they were gathering a naturally occurring resource, as they

might gather fruit, rather than seeing the oil as a problem that 

needed to be "cleaned up."

 

I have some more interesting facts on early oil, taken from

an 1880's article that I reprinted in our regional newsletter;

but that might be too much of a diversion for this thread.

Edited by John_S_in_Penna (see edit history)

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7 hours ago, Hudsy Wudsy said:

That's a silly point! They always have water in them. It rains, doesn't it?

 

If you stack them properly with a cover over the top, they don't get water in them.

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If it was a spill of mine, it would have been cleaned up within an hour of the spill, what are you waiting on,,,,,,, "GRANDMA WAS SLOW, BUT SHE WAS 84 AND EXPECTING, WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?"

 

Dale in Indy

 

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