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Oil leak stanched; Some Riverview residents leave

July 18, 2013

An oil leak at a pump jack in Conewango Township led some Riverview Apartments residents to leave their homes Monday night....

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MTOMTO

Jul-18-13 9:00 AM

"Someone had been aware of the problem, or at least the possibility of a problem. "The operator had taped a sorbent pad around the stuffing box, but it had been soaked with oil for quite some time," the DEP official wrote."

Not necessarily. It is a standard oil field practice to put a "diaper" (sorbent pad) on each well in case there may be a small amount of leakage. The presence of a preventative measure does not imply prior knowledge.

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Pirate

Jul-18-13 11:25 AM

All the more reasons to buy water.

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Riggle

Jul-18-13 3:26 PM

The "bullcrap" alarms should be going off.

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