2012-05-17 / Local & State

DEP Probes Second Mud Release At Pipeline Site In Pa.

DALLAS, Pa. ( AP) – State environmental regulators are investigating a second release of drilling mud at a natural gas pipeline installation in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Department of Environmental Protection says it happened in Dallas Township. Crews used vacuum trucks Thursday to remove drilling mud that burst through the ground during horizontal boring at the site. Officials say the situation is under control.

Last Friday, and throughout last weekend, crews worked to contain and clean up a similar breakthrough.

The first spill, on May 2, involved about 200 gallons of water containing a small amount of bentonite clay. The size of the more recent spill wasn't immediately known.

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