PA DEP Issues Notice of Violation to JKLM Energy for Spilled Soap

Dawn dish soapOn Monday MDN told you about an accident in Sweden Township (Potter County), PA where JKLM Energy released soap into a water aquifer while trying to fish out a broken drill bit from a Utica Shale bore hole (see JKLM Energy Accident Contaminates 5 PA Water Wells with Soap). The soap migrated into five nearby water wells. JKLM promised to provide daily updates on the situation and their progress with correcting the soap leak, and they’ve kept their word. Our previous post brought you all of the updates through Sept. 27. This post brings you the updates from Sept. 28 through yesterday, Oct. 1. We also have more news about the accident: the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection has issued a notice of violation because of the accident. No word yet on how much money spilling 55 gallons of soap into a water aquifer is going to cost JKLM, but you can be sure it won’t be cheap. Here’s the latest on the accident…

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