Press & Sun-Bulletin (Oct 3):
Natural gas quest: DEC investigating disposal of fluids by drilling vendor
Pretty much a non-story story, typical “hit piece” by leftist media. There is a company providing chemicals for drilling, for Pennsylvania companies (PA because so far, since there IS no drilling in New York). Said company, Northeast Mud Services Co. of Bridgeport, W.Va. (NEMSCo), is alleged to have leaked chemicals at their warehouse facility. Problem is, no one can find any leaks. The other complaint is that they have the audacity to wash their trucks, the fear being that an eye-dropper full of chemical may have contaminated the mud through which the trucks travel and then affixed itself to the truck, and so spray washing the trucks to keep them clean is a no-no. Both allegations came from an anonymous “tip”.
You can expect more of this nonsensical reporting to ramp up in the coming months as the New York DEC tries to sign off on the Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement.