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article imageTwo Yellowstone workers fired for peeing in Old Faithful geyser

By Billie Boggs     May 15, 2009 in Environment
One family was surprised to witness two employees urinating in the park's most famous attraction. They saw the event take place as they watched Yellowstone Park from its newly added live Web feed.
It's become a worldwide tradition to take your family to see one of America’s most notorious landmarks, Old Faithful. The geyser has some new additions added to the natural brew of sulphur and hot water springs.
The family summer vacation spot now also has a new event making it famous, thanks to two workers at the historic park. The concession employees were fired and one has been banished from the national park for two years after they were caught peeing into Old Faithful.
As the Denver Post reports, U.S. Attorney John Powell said:
Park rangers cited all six for walking off trail in a thermal area. Two were cited for urinating on the geyser, and five for possession of natural resources, "which means they went in there and took rocks and things like that from the area."
The employees were spotted by someone watching a new live webcast of the geyser that allows anyone to access many of the parks attractions without leaving their home.
The historic Old Faithful Geyser was unaffected by the event.
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