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Drilling fluid spill damages house, enters creek in Ohio County
Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:48 PM EDT
VALLEY GROVE, W.Va.
State regulators are investigating spills from a drilling operation in Ohio County that damaged a house and entered a creek.
Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling-News Register that drilling mud from a MarkWest Energy operation also entered Little Wheeling Creek twice last week. About 30 fish died.
Aluise says MarkWest will conduct a stream remediation after drilling is completed.
MarkWest spokesman Robert McHale says the company is working to minimize the potential for such incidents.
McHale says the company also trying to determine how drilling mud entered the house.
Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net