Thursday, August 23, 2012

Frustrated with Natural Gas Development Vandalism is NOT the Answer

"Possible vandalism investigated after chemical spill at gas well site

By Laura Legere (Staff Writer)
Published: August 21, 2012

Police probing chemical spill
State environmental regulators asked state police to help investigate a 100-gallon chemical spill at a natural gas well site in Susquehanna County on Monday after bullet casings and a bullet were found near a broken glass tube that caused the leak. 
The spill of glycol was discovered by a worker Monday about 11:30 a.m. at Cabot Oil and Gas Corp.'s Grosvenor well site in Dimock Twp., Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Colleen Connolly said.
The chemical was largely contained to the well pad but a heavy rain raised the risk of runoff, she said. Absorbent material and a vacuum truck were sent to the site to clean up the fluid.
The broken tube was connected to a 500-gallon tank of glycol, which is used as part of the dehydration process at the well site, she said.

The two Grosvenor wells were drilled in September 2010, according to state data. Ms. Connolly did not immediately know if there are active operations at the site." 

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  1. Drilling site reports chemical release
    DIMOCK TWP. — A stray bullet from a target shooter caused a chemical release at a Susquehanna County natural gas well site that was initially believed to be an act of vandalism, according to Pennsylvania officials.

    A bullet and casings were found about 11:30 a.m. Monday near a broken glass tube connected to a 500-gallon tank of glycol on Cabot Oil & Gas’ Grosvenor well site, according to Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Colleen Connolly. A release of about 100 gallons was contained to the site.

    The DEP on Monday turned the investigation over to the Pennsylvania State Police as an apparent act of vandalism. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police in Gibson said it was determined that a stray bullet from nearby target shooting caused the leak. No charges were filed, police said.

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