Trouble at a natural gas drilling site in Wyoming County has forced seven families from their homes and crews are worried about a possible explosion.
Gas workers are trying to fix a drill on a well pad of Keiserville Road in Washington Towhship after thousands of gallons of fracking fluid spilled out onto the pad.
The Department of Environmental Protection tells us a malfunction on the drill going into the well caused the spill.
DEP officials said that at one point, about 800 gallons of fluid per minute were flowing out. They managed to slow the rate of fluid flowing but still call it a significant spill.
DEP said they secured 5,400 barrels of fluid.
TVNL Comment: Never mind... it's totally, totally safe. Not to worry. Explosion risks and toxic water are all part of huge profits.