Well fluid spills into farm
TUNKHANNOCK (AP) — State environmental officials say briny waste fluid spilled from a natural gas well site in northeastern Pennsylvania and into a miniature horse farm and farmhouse basement and garage.
Officials told The (Scranton) Times-Tribune that a loose hose led to Tuesday’s 9,000-gallon spill as the filtered waste fluid was being transferred from a truck to a storage tank at the Mazzara well site in Wyoming County’s Washington Township.
The Department of Environmental Protection said a farmhand kept animals safely away.
The county emergency management agency said the company moved quickly to clean up the spill, and the public was never endangered.