May 2014 : Blowout and wellhead failure ( seal ring or possibly cracked wellhead may be the cause of failure) … oil spill from a wet gas drilling platform which has discharged into Cow Run Creek . The incident occurred on May 4 at 15:09 EST (not reported to NRC till 21:27) at 1244 Center Bend Road (Beverly, Ohio). Cow Run Creek leads to Olive Creek which leads to the Muskingum River. The responsible party PDC Energy reported a loss of well control during horizontal drilling operations that resulted in a release of oil based drilling mud and wet gas. The site was shut down and personnel were evacuated due to a release of natural gas. Read More on their history in Ohio: EPA Report on Oil Spill
Company History – Public Record Reports From the ODNR to Date
A courageous Northeast Ohio family residing on 30 acres was recently victorious in their legal battle against their neighbor, gas industry giant, Dominion East Ohio in Alford et al. v. The East Ohio Gas Company DBA Dominion East Ohio, Tuscarawas County Court of Appeals, Case No. 2013AP030014 (May 14, 2014).
We started assisting the Alfords after Dominion installed increasingly powerful internal combustion engines at the Clay and Guernsey Compressor Stations next to their Port Washington, Ohio property in 2007. The ensuing noise, fumes, and vibrations were so oppressive that the Alfords were forced to take legal action after Dominion failed to rectify the problems. depicted in their letter Living Next to Dominion . The Alfords brought claims for nuisance, trespass, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and for punitive damages against Dominion.
Published: August 15, 2013 1:05PM by
John Roberts, 27, of Belle Valley reportedly died in a fall from a drilling rig platform near West Lafeyette shortly after midnight Thursday.
Emergency medical crews from both Coshocton and West Lafayette responded to the scene, but were unable to revive Roberts at the site in northeastern Coshocton County.
Roberts reportedly was an employee of Senecaville-based FMS Drilling Inc.
Fines: OSHA Report Closed 12/12/2013