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DEP: Drilling mud spilled into Greene County creek

| Friday, April 13, 2012

PINE BANK -- The state Department of Environmental Protection says about 500 gallons of drilling mud spilled into a Green County stream at a pipeline project site.

DEP spokesman John Poister said in a statement that the spill happened Wednesday afternoon on a tributary of Dunkard Creek, near the West Virginia border.

Poister says Pittsburgh-based Equitrans was drilling under the creek for a pipeline. The company reported the spill and began cleaning the site, and DEP has taken water samples.

Poister says DEP will return to the site today to determine the state of the cleanup.

An Equitrans spokesperson did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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