Flow Back Spill on Wyoming County Road Affects Neighbors, Enters Homes

Fracking Fluid Cleanup Continues by Amanda Kelley, May 1, 2013, Newswatch 16
One home and some farmland have significant damage. This comes less than two months after the same company had another big spill that forced several families from their homes. Trenches are being dug, and big vacuums are sucking up the spill. Fred Kuntz is a farm hand along Sickler Road, and says the spill has caused him lots of problems on the Windy Hill Cattle farm. “The back part I can’t mow, because they got it all dug up. Behind his lawn I can’t mow. The field up here, they’ve got it all messed up. What am I supposed to do? Take it day by day,” said Kuntz. [Emphasis added]

Spill on Wyoming County Road Affects Neighbors by Dave Scarnato, April 30, 2013
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says about 9,000 gallons of flow-back fluid spilled from a site along Sickler Road outside Tunkhannock Tuesday morning. The fluid that spilled flowed onto a miniature horse farm and into a farmhouse basement, along with a garage across the road. A second home was also affected. DEP says a faulty hose broke loose from a tank. Carrizo Oil and Gas is the company drilling at the site. Fluid spilled from another Carrizo well site in Wyoming County. [Emphasis added]

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