Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PA DEP Investigates Possible New Gas Migration Case

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection received on Saturday, May 19th a new complaint of possible gas migrating to private water wells and is investigating to determine the source of the gas.

According to press reports, the complaint of gas is about 2 water wells in Leroy Township, Bradford County. Gas has been vented from those wells.   www.stargazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012205210332.

To be clear, this investigation appears to be about methane migration and not about hydraulic fracturing fluids returning from depth to pollute water.

It would be surprising if pre-drill water testing was not done at the two water wells that now are the focus of the examination.  Assuming that such pre-drill testing was done, those pre-drill test results will help to determine the source of gas in the water.  Isotopic testing of the gas will also be likely needed.

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