Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Fracking Pit" apparently not leaking near Salem, WV

SkyTruth has been in email contact with concerned local residents near this location, and here is what we learned:  The same person that called in the report to the NRC on November 9 also called the EPA and West Virginia DEP about the incident. We understand that the DEP responded by sending someone out to the location and they determined that the pond next to the drilling site was not leaking.  We don't know what the cause was of the orange coloration and oily sheen from the original report, but it seems unlikely that it is coming from this drilling site.

Here is a cell phone camera video of the site shot 2 days ago that shows the pond containment intact.

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