Bradford County Gas Drilling Emergency

Date: April 20, 2011
Posted In: DLP Law

        A gas drilling well emergency has occurred in Bradford County. The Scranton Times has reported that the Atgas 2H well operated by Chesapeake Energy in Leroy Twp. blew out at around 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. Several families have been evacuated from the area as a precautionary measure. Emergency crews from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Bradford County EMA and Chesapeake Energy are on the scene. It has been reported that the gas well in question apparently blew near the surface, spilling thousands of gallons of frack fluid over containment walls. DEP is sampling ground water and stream water to ascertain the degree and extent of the damage.

Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.