According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 160 acres of southeastern Ohio has been contaminated with crude oil.
On Thursday, a resident of Lake Veto in Washington County reported that oil was spilling into a plum room.
Bob Lane, a 76-year-old owner of oil and gas wells in the area, said the leak occurred near the lake. He was one of the first people there.
“The people here are completely satisfied,” he said.
Media and communications expert Stephen Ogradi told DipSpace in an email that ODNR’s oil and gas resources management department had responded “to capture the small amount of oil and correct any impact on the environment.” The division is working to find the source of the oil and investigate the cause.
It could be due to the spill of Lake Veto oil
Lane has been dating since the 1930’s, and she thinks she knows why.
“We talked to the landlord about the land,” he said. The man’s uncle is now digging a number of wells in Lake Veto.
“Some of the pits his uncle had dug must have been under the lake,” says Lane. Mentioning the location of the spill, there is an orphanage there, the man.
Lane says he remembers digging in the area, but he has no doubts.
Lake Veto was built in the 1950s by ODNR. The lake is home to a large number of fish, including a large base of pigs, sports bass, bluegrass, canal fish and squid. According to ODN, wildlife has not been affected.
To control emissions, the “Oil and Gas Resources Management Unit uses a variety of equipment, including booms and lubricants. Ogradi ”As part of the investigation, our survey team conducted a magnetic field survey. The survey showed no flow lines, and is currently investigating whether the source is an orphanage.
An unknown number of orphanage oil and gas wells in Ohio remain unaccounted for. Prior to the regulation of the oil and gas industry, conventional wells were not monitored.
Environmental concerns over abandoned wells in Ohio
In its annual report, Ohio recorded 972 abandoned wells by 2020. However, some academic studies indicate that there are between 158,000 and 183,000 drilled wells in the state. There are many situations that ODNR needs to check.
“Certainly there may be some (abandoned wells) below the lake,” said an associate professor of environmental sciences and geology at the University of Cincinnati.
“That could be a source of oil. Or one of the plumbing pits could be a dripping orphanage. ”
Orphanage wells are a source of natural gas and oil can flow upwards. In addition, hydraulic debris from the Part II injection wells and canals can cause problems when spraying waste into open spaces.
On Thursday, Redbird No. 4 spilled a mile from the 2nd grade needle in the late 2019 issue.
In that case, the hydraulic fracture was dumped thousands of feet below the surface by Redbird to produce oil and gas wells five miles away.
That event prompted ODNR to test nearby well water, conduct geological assessments, and install at least one nearby orphanage for fear of pollution. The test did not detect contamination in the well.
There are more than 200 Class II needles in Ohio. The wells are used to remove debris from a hydraulic fracture process that began about 10 years ago.
Sand, water, and chemicals are used to disperse thousands of feet of rock from the ground to release oil and gas. The industry is a residual liquid transporter called Bren, which is a radioactive product that is stored in needles.
It is not clear if Redbard was involved in Thursday’s spill.
“At the time of this investigation, the division could not be said to be related to Redbird, the orphanage, or anything else,” Ogradi said. If a new well is found, it will be properly explored by the Orphan Well Way program.
According to oil and gas maps, plum runs flow near the Red Bird.
Because the liquid in the syringes is incredibly salty, there is a risk of damaging the metal containers that produce oil and gas wells during the flow.
Tensend-Smol “can cause surface leaks or groundwater leaks. Therefore, redwood injected into wells can cause oil spills. ”
He said people in the community have a right to worry.
“This is scary. It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring. ”
The ODNR wildlife department is declining water levels in the lake to find the source of the pollution.
The level of the lake will be monitored until it reaches the necessary level to properly assess the situation and make the necessary repairs. We will inspect toys and shelters during and after the fall to ensure the integrity of the dam. The structure will not be affected, ”said Ogradi. Existing gate structures on the lake control the flow of contaminated water.
The Washington County area is owned by DuPont de Nemors Inc. in West Virginia. It is across the Washington Factory. The communities are located on opposite banks of the Ohio River.
The company has been embroiled in controversy over its use of chemicals, including PFAS-perperfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl or C-8, for eternity. The surrounding area had to withstand contaminated water.
Now, if the water is damaged by radioactive waste, it will be destructive, Len said. Once contaminated, there is no way to filter radioactive waste from drinking water, says Downs-Smol.
“My concern is our clean water,” Lane said. If this waste is not already available, it will be in our fresh water. I don’t know what you know or remember about Du-Pop here on C-8. We have something here. If you don’t do something about it, it will make you small.