"Today's (Tuesday's) operations at the Stalder 3UH location owned by Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation's wholly-owned subsidiary, Triad Hunter LLC outside of Sardis, Ohio confirmed that the first attempt at returning the well to normal by repairing the existing night cap failed.
This method was initially chosen as it was the fastest way to return residents to their homes and bring the well under control.
Tomorrow, (Wednesday) Wild Well Control will take a different approach to their operations. They will begin the process of replacing the well head, which is the most effective industry standard for well containment. This operation will take substantially more time and is estimated to last for the next seven days.
As of tomorrow (Wednesday), access will return to the same schedule as earlier this week. Residents will be allowed limited access to their homes during daytime hours 7:00am – 6:00pm with the assistance of Sardis VFD. The limitation also applies to air traffic. A NO FLY ZONE has been established for 5,000 feet and a 3 mile radius and will remain in effect throughout the operation. Accommodations for residents of the 30 homes evacuated continue to be provided.
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