1/6/11 News of DEP fining Talisman Energy for March 2010 Diesel Spill at Marcellus Well
Press Coverage regarding DEP fining Talisman Energy for Spill at Marcellus well;
The Marcellus Effect: DEP Fines Talisman Energy for Diesel Spill at Marcellus Well
GANNETT NEW YORK NETWORK: Pa. DEP fines Talisman for Bradford County diesel fuel spill
PA Department of Environmental Protection: DEP Fines Talisman Energy USA Inc. $24,608 for Bradford County Diesel Fuel Spill
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120
WILLIAMSPORT — The Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has fined Talisman Energy USA Inc., of Horseheads, N.Y., $24,608 for a large diesel fuel spill in March 2010 at the company’s Putnam 77 Marcellus natural gas well pad in Armenia Township, Bradford County.
“This spill went off the well pad and into a neighboring farm field,” said DEP North-central Regional Director Nels Taber. “Talisman is extremely fortunate that it did not impact surface water or wetlands.”
The company reported the spill to DEP, but has been unable to explain the cause.
Discharging a polluting substance like diesel fuel without a permit violates the Clean Streams Law and failing to manage the waste properly violates the Solid Waste Management Act.
The cleanup required 3,800 tons of contaminated soil to be excavated and 132,000 gallons of contaminated water was collected, from which about 450 gallons of diesel fuel was recovered.
For more information, call 570-327-3659 or visit www.depweb.state.pa.us.