Cabot Renews Fracking in Susquehanna – Fluid Leak Remediated

A leak of 8,400 gallons of proprietary fracking fluids (1,900 into a wetland) from a ruptured or leaking pipe resulted in a temporary cessation of drilling.  The incident may have been site-specific, due to pressure on the lines from an unusual ground elevation difference from the tanks to the well.  An engineering study of the incident by Cabot resulted in corrective measures accepted by PaDEP, including improved preparedness planning, pipe testing and observation.  Drilling has been allowed to resume.  Fines are still possible, according to a news report.  More information is available in the DEP press release here and comprehensive Times Tribune news report here.

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