Fracking Fluid Leak in Wyoming County

By WBNG News

Fracking Fluid Leak in Wyoming County

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) According to a report from television station WNEP, crews were able to cap a leaking natural gas well in Washington Township after thousands of gallons of fluid leaked out.

According to the WNEP report:

It happened on a well pad off Keiserville Road in Washington Township Thursday morning.

The Department of Environmental Protection tells us a malfunction on the drill going into the well caused the spill.

DEP officials said that at one point, about 800 gallons of fracking fluid per minute were flowing out. They managed to slow the rate of fluid but still call it a significant spill.

Watch video and read the WNEP report HERE.

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