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Whoa! 2 Million Gallons of Toxic Fluid Spilled On Ohio Wetlands, Feds Investigating

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 Ukshep    20,169

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is overseeing the development of a new interstate natural gas pipeline, has opened an investigation into the spill of 2 million gallons of toxic drilling fluid on Ohio’s wetlands.
The spill from a horizontal directional drill operation was first reported to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in April.

On May 10, FERC confirmed the leak of 2 million gallons of bentonite-based drilling fluid from the Rover pipeline which had covered 6.5 acres, or 6.5 football fields, of Ohio wetland.

https://www.rt.com/usa/393648-feds-investigate-toxic-spill-ohio/

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 FlhxsGeek    61

When did Bentonite get labeled as toxic?  it's clay!  Don't get me wrong any spill isn't good for anyone, but lets not use buzz words just to get a reaction

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 Ukshep    20,169
26 minutes ago, FlhxsGeek said:

When did Bentonite get labeled as toxic?  it's clay!  Don't get me wrong any spill isn't good for anyone, but lets not use buzz words just to get a reaction

Since its a cutting fluid it may have additives? Or maybe its just clay and water?

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 MKMinimum    181
2 hours ago, FlhxsGeek said:

When did Bentonite get labeled as toxic?  it's clay!  Don't get me wrong any spill isn't good for anyone, but lets not use buzz words just to get a reaction

From the link in the op.

 

Ohio’s EPA tested samples from the site and found “the presence of petroleum hydrocarbon constituents, commonly found in disease fuel, in samples of the drilling fluid from various locations near the HDD of the Tuscarawas River.”

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 YourMom2    1,354

Obviously this is Russia's fault as they are masters at leaking.

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 Cinnamon    23,074
3 hours ago, Ukshep said:

Since its a cutting fluid it may have additives? Or maybe its just clay and water?

It's got diesel in it. 

“The presence of diesel fuel in the drilling mud is inconsistent with the commitments made by Rover on which the Commission relied to certificate its project,” FERC stated.

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