DEP Says Residents Not Exposed to Pollutants in Chevron Well Fire
You may recall the Chevron well fire in Greene County, PA that resulted in the death of one contract worker on February 11th (see Chevron Well Fire Update: 2nd Well Capped, Work on 7 Wells Stopped). Soon after the fire began, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP started measuring and testing in the area–to ensure nearby residents and first responders were not being exposed to unsafe pollutants. They sampled both upwind and downwind for 57 different toxic air pollutants. The DEP did find elevated levels for some pollutants, but (thankfully) nothing that would threaten the health of those in the area.
Below are the results of the testing along with the DEP announcement in releasing the results.