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Well fluid spills into farm

on May 01, 2013 10:30 AM

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.

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