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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Slurry From Pipeline Construction Leaks into Ohio Creek

From the Zanesville Times Recorder:
A drilling-related slurry has been leaching from a pipeline construction site into a creek that feeds into the Muskingum River, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 
The department does not think the material was toxic. No dead or dying fish were observed in that immediate stretch of the Wakatomika Creek, about a mile northwest of Frazeysburg, spokeswoman Erin Strouse said Wednesday. 
“We did take some samples of the material and we’re waiting on those results,” she said. “It’ll probably be a week and a half before we get those back.” 
The liquid was streaming down from a construction site where a crew is laying the Appalachia-to-Texas Express Pipeline, a 1,230-mile conduit designed to carry ethane from western Pennsylvania through Ohio and south to Houston.
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