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Spills of drilling fluids and flowback have happened on and off well sites

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Truck Crashes

Long hours behind the wheel, heavy loads, unfamiliar roads, 1000s of vehicles for every well

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Violations

Well site inspections are resulting in numerous violations

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Well Site Accidents

The process is imperfect and mistakes happen

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Weather

14-story drill rigs are common targets of lightning strikes

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Incidences

Weather: Upshur County Explosion Caused by Lightning Strike

April 5, 2010

http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=77854

 

 

Malfunctioning Equipment:

EP Fines Steckman Ridge $22,000 for Air, Water Quality Violations

Malfunctioning Compressor Discharged Industrial Oil to Surrounding Properties

03/31/2010

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/newsroom/14287?id=10196&typeid=1

 

 

Oil Spill: Spill in state forest moves gas drilling moratorium debate

March 30, 2010

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/spill-in-state-forest-moves-gas-drilling-moratorium-debate-1.705590

 

 

Truck Crash: Lock Haven woman dies in Tioga County crash

By PATRICK DONLIN - Special to The Express

POSTED: March 22, 2010

http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/517016.html

 

 

Notice of Violation to PA General Energy

Jersey Shore and Waterville (Lycoming County)

3/17/10

http://www.wnep.com/videobeta/27fbd2ea-e3fc-4e12-9e38-66adec898cf0/News/Possible-Water-Contamination-Investigated

 


Chemical Spill: DEP investigates ‘significant’ discharge of foam from drill site

March 17, 2010

http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/516910.html?nav=5009

 

 

Oil Spill: Oil spill on Hedgehog Lane results in 1,400 gallons of crude spilled

March 11, 2010

http://www.bradfordera.com/articles/2010/03/12/news/doc4b99c1b12d122112185123.txt

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfQSVebseJ0&feature=related

 


Fracking with Prohibited Chemicals: Two Oil-Field Companies Acknowledge Fracking With Diesel

February 19, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2010/02/19/19greenwire-two-oil-field-companies-acknowledge-fracking-w-90863.html

 

 

Illegal Dumping: 2 from Kansas firm guilty in Pa. brine dumping

2/17/10

http://www.kansas.com/2010/02/17/1184799/2-plead-guilty-to-dumping-brine.html

 


Overweight Trucks: PUC Increases Enforcement in Marcellus Shale Counties

February 12, 2010

http://www.puc.state.pa.us/General/press_releases/Press_Releases.aspx?ShowPR=2460

 

 

Equipment Failure: Gas well incident hurts 3

January 29, 2010

http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/538638.html?nav=5011

 

 

Drilling without prior approvals: SRBC ORDERS NATURAL GAS DRILLER TO STOP ALL WATER- RELATED WORK AT DRILLING SITES IN TIOGA COUNTY, PA

1/13/10

http://www.srbc.net/pubinfo/press/docs/Project%20ReviewNaturalGasNovusCeaseOrder11310.pdf

 

 

Failed drug tests:  Employees at gas wells tested positive

December 12, 2009

http://thetimes-tribune.com/cabot-workers-fail-drug-tests-employees-at-gas-wells-tested-positive-1.479805

 

 

Acid Spill: DEP fines Chesapeake Appalachia, Schlumberger for acid spill in Asylum Twp.

Published: December 8, 2009

http://thedailyreview.com/news/dep-fines-chesapeake-appalachia-schlumberger-for-acid-spill-in-asylum-twp-1.468922


 

Cabot Oil: Gas company slapped with environmental violations

Nov 05, 2009

http://www.wayneindependent.com/news/x235897582/Gas-company-slapped-with-environmental-violations

 


Failure to Effectively Treat Water: JS sewer plant ordered to stop treating ‘frac’ water

DEP: Sewer plant polluting river with drilling wastewater

 

June 24, 2009

http://www.lockhaven.com/page/content.detail/id/511404.html?nav=5009

 

 

Vandalism: Christopher Horton pleads guilty in crude oil spill case on Allegheny National Forest

5/4/09

http://www.bradfordera.com/articles/2009/05/04/news/doc49ff9239d5e63696642629.txt

 

 

 

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Fracking has a very low risk of contamination. The risk is higher at the surface with handling of frac constituents.

Gary Hanson, Texas Land Institute, November 3, 2009

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