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Fish kill reported near Ohio gas well fire site

June 30, 2014
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A fish kill has been reported in a Monroe County creek near the site of a weekend fire at an eastern Ohio gas well.

The state is investigating the fish kill.

Ohio Environmental Council deputy director Jack Shaner tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1nWs7ZO ) he was told the kill spanned a few miles.

An Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokesman told the newspaper Sunday that he didn't have details about the fish kill or whether it was related to the fire.

Authorities say a tubing malfunction led to a well pad fire that spread to about 20 trucks on the pad and set off explosions Saturday. Some families living nearby had to be evacuated temporarily.

The newspaper said the operator of eight wells on the pad couldn't be reached for comment.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

 
 

 

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