Wonder if it could have anything to do with fracking or if it’s just a coincidence.
NEW LINK to story because something happened to the other one.
DEP investigates gas migration in Bradford County
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Oil and Gas Program and Chesapeake Energy are currently investigating a possible methane gas migration issue in Bradford County’s Leroy Township, which was first reported to the agency on the evening of May 19.
Gas is also bubbling up around in the area. Wonder if that’s ever happened before.
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Gee. What’s to get all excited about? So what if tops are blowing off wells and all the wildlife dies in a stream or wetlands. The PADEP will just come back and say a fish farted.
ps-It was a really big fish, too.
Me thinks Chesapeake needs to hang it up. And they wonder why we don’t trust them. Go Figure!
This is the same area of a gas well blow out last yar in April by same gas fracker
waiting for confirmation, but heard from a reliable source that Towanda Creek is bubbling, and has “stuff” floating in it. Fish are turning up dead. Wetlands are bubbling too.
Don’t know if anyone is checking land for methane leaks, probably not because dirt doesn’t bubble. Just hope no one lights up a cigarette on their way to look at the bubbling water.
Private water wells are spouting water (methane and who knows what else too?)
Homes are being checked every 12 hours for methane.
news article is downplaying this – it’s worse than they are reporting.
LeRoy, Pa. All fracked up! Courtesy of Chesapeake Energy. No smoking permitted. Be here for our naming ceremony this summer. We are renaming the town, Methane, Pa.
Interesting that you mention this methane migrations. It brings to mind that there definitely is such a thing as an “underground blowout” which is largely uncontrolled. Just google something like “underground blowout”. These events can be caused by many things, including fracking.
Underground blowout and no more news. We are getting videos from the mess in LeRoy, Pa., yet no news from the DEP or EPA or even Chesapeake Energy. The hills are reported to sound like they are moaning. Unverified accounts of fish and reptiles being killed, yet the silence prevails.
What are they covering up folks? Why is SAIC there?