DEP Continues Investigation Into Alum Bridge Oil Spill
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is continuing to investigate an oil spill in the Alum Bridge area of Lewis County.
On Jan. 5, approximately two barrels of crude oil escaped from a crack in a two inch pipeline at the well site. Oil flow to the pipe was promptly shut in and the appropriate agencies were immediately notified, CONSOL said in a statement to WBOY-TV.
The West Virginia Office of Oil and Gas arrived at the scene since Jan. 6, said Dave Belcher, Inspector Supervisor from the OOG. An oil sheen is present on the Crooked Run waters, said Belcher. CONSOL is working to contain the oil, remediate, and conduct stream sampling. The DEP has not issued any citations at this time.
Production operations will not resume until the pipeline is repaired, said CONSOL.
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