Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brine Spill in Trumbull County

From WKBN 27:
A spill of brine water from a truck has officials with the Trumbull County Engineer's Office concerned. 
It happened on Warner Road near an injection well site over the weekend. The rust-colored substance has evaporated, but a trail of it can still be seen on Warner Road and on State Route 305.
Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith said in a letter sent to Gov. John Kasich's office on Tuesday that the trail started at a gated driveway entrance to an injection well on Warner Road and continued south on State Route 305 for approximately 5 miles. 
There is dead grass in the area where the engineer's office said the spill happened.
Officials said their real concern is they don't know what was in the substance that spilled on the road.
But, Mike Settles of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said they believe it was brine, which is a product of natural gas drilling and production. He also said the agency does not have any environmental concerns. 
The EPA believes 100 to 150 gallons of brine spilled after a hauler exited the injection well area.
But, engineers are concerned about any damage the spill could cause to roads and the area, which is home to many different types of wildlife, including bald eagles.
Read the rest of the article here.  Video report is below.



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