Tuesday, November 1, 2011

16,800 gallons of drilling water spills in Washington County

Monday, October 31, 2011
About 16,800 gallons of recycled water from a Range Resources natural gas well impoundment in Washington County spilled this morning after a subcontractor accidentally struck a water line being used to transport the fluid.

Range spokesman Matt Pitzarella said the line was ruptured this morning at about 9:20 near a gas well site along Farrar School Road in Hopewell. The line was not in use at the time, Mr. Pitzarella said, but still contained some of the water, which had been treated and recycled for use in hydraulic fracturing operations.

Mr. Pitzarella said the spill was immediately ...

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