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Skytruth Alert: PA Permit Violation Issued to Atlas Resources Llc in Jefferson Twp, Fayette County 2014-04-01

Report Details
Operator Atlas Resources Llc
Violation Type Environmental Health & Safety
Violation Date 2014-04-01
Violation Code SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste.
Violation ID 692384
Permit API 051-23766
Unconventional N
County Fayette
Municipality Jefferson Twp
Inspection Type Incident- Response to Accident or Event
Inspection Date 2014-04-01
Comments On 4/1/2014, I conducted an inspection of the Atlas Resources DEIDRICH # 3 OG WELL well in Jefferson Township, Fayette County. The inspection was the result of Atlas reporting a brine spill of unknown quantity, some of which went off containment at this site. Atlas reported the spill to me on 3/31/14. On 4/3/2014, Atlas submitted an Initial Spill/Incident Notification to the Department. According to reports from Atlas, the spill was thought to be the result of a leaking 3" valve and a hole in the 100 barrel tank. The brine leaked out of the tank and caused a puddle of brine inside secondary containment. The containment dike had a drain pipe with a cap. Recent precipitation events caused the fluid in the dike to overflow it's banks. A small amount of brine left the site onto the access road and killed a small amount of vegetation below the road. The area of dead vegetation was approximately 2 foot by 2 foot. The leaking tank will be replaced by a poly tank and the operator has cleaned up the affected soil and performed testing to ensure all Brine water leaked out of hole in tank and leaking 3" valve into containment and also went outside containment.

Violation(s)
ID: 692384 Date: 2014-04-01 Type: Environmental Health & Safety
SWMA301 - Failure to properly store, transport, process or dispose of a residual waste. Brine water leaked out of hole in tank and leaking 3" valve into containment and also went outside containment.
Enforcement Action(s)
IDCode
309415NOV - Notice of Violation
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ID:3fd1dc9b-aea0-317f-9745-ea62be7c3409
Source:http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/oil_and_gas_compliance_report/20299
Date:2014-04-01 00:00:00
Location:40.066066 -79.874251
Tags:PADEP, frack, violation, drilling