Pa. Fracking Well Suffers 4,700-Gallon Acid Spill

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT) -- Approximately 4,700 gallons of hydraulic acid was released from a Pennsylvania hydraulic fracturing well operated by Chief Oil & Gas on Wednesday, but officials have been able to keep the spill contained outside of the area's major waterways as of Thursday afternoon, state regulators said.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is currently overseeing the cleanup of the spill, which occurred at a well site in Bradford County in the northeastern portion of the state. Some of the acid flowed through a field and entered a...
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