Traffic along Ohio 644 and 39 was closed for nearly five hours April 23 after a truck leaked shale oil throughout Carroll and Columbiana counties.
According to Salineville police, an undetermined amount of gallons were spilled Wednesday morning as a portion of a drilling rig hauled by Michael Ayers, owned by Mid-East Truck and Tractor Service of East Canton, was being moved from an oil drilling site on state Route 164 to another on Amsterdam Road in Scio in Harrison County owned by Chesapeake Energy.
"The brunt of (the spill) was in Salineville and Mechanicstown," Salineville Police Chief Andy Straley said. "The whole spill was about 26 or 27 miles."
Straley said the material that leaked was a mineral-based synthetic, a non-hazardous drilling oil compound.Read more by clicking here.
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