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MarkWest Cites ‘Erosion And Run-Off’ in Fish Kill

August 22, 2013

LITTLETON — A “major landslide” caused a MarkWest Energy pipeline in Wetzel County to leak, the company said Wednesday. The leak spilled natural gas liquids into Rocky Run, leading to a fish kill....

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idliketoknow

Aug-23-13 8:21 AM

icecream, I think you posted on the wrong article. This one is about a pipeline rupture, not "fracking". But out of curiosity, what leads you to believe fracking isn't done responsibly? Enlighten us! lol

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icecream

Aug-23-13 2:38 AM

I'm not certain that most people in WV want the Fracking Companies to go away...

I think what the citizens of WV want is for Big OIL and Gas to Frack responsibly, (if that's possible), and to be knowledgeable before going in, and if a mistake happens--take responsibility and fix it at their expense... Do The Right Thing!!!

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Chokingsmoker

Aug-22-13 4:19 PM

Busy, busy, busy businessmen.

So busy that they have time to read this wacko stuff.

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BigMike

Aug-22-13 3:46 PM

"One thing you begin to notice with these all-too-common occurrences is the "explaining away" done by industry, "

Never admit fault, it will come back to haunt you, the consequences can be very costly. Just ask your insurance agent!

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buffy99

Aug-22-13 11:26 AM

EASY fix,, fine their as$es with a big fine, ,make them fix the problem, than monitor it once a month to make sure no more leaks.. If so, another big fine, third time,,, GOODBYE..

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promo61

Aug-22-13 10:14 AM

A whole bunch of residents were enriched from the placement of the pipeline. Unforseen rains caused a slip where one might not have occurred if not for the pipeline. Some fish were killed. Markwest is repairing and remediating. End of story.

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mikeyd

Aug-22-13 10:09 AM

here comes the "we don't need trees" crowd.on these steep hillsides you need trees.flat ground,who cares?

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TrollSlayer

Aug-22-13 10:03 AM

Hilarious to hear the loons whining about clearing trees for construction of pipelines on private property while sitting in their own houses build on lots cleared of trees for construction of houses, yards, driveways, roads, and highways.

Almost as hilarious as the loons decrying the coal and gas industries on their coal-fired electricity-powered computers from their gas-heated homes.

Must be nice to have your cake and eat it too. LOL

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goodwine

Aug-22-13 9:31 AM

"there were no injuries" I guess the fish and wildlife don't matter anymore. These companies are only out for themselves.

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idliketoknow

Aug-22-13 9:30 AM

"Most importantly, consider the cumulative impact of all these spills combined."

Okay, I'll consider it. Considering every incident is remediated immediately and the DEP requires what most would consider overkill to remediate, by my calculation the cumulative impact is sitting firmly on ZERO. Sweet scare tactic dude!

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mikeyd

Aug-22-13 8:31 AM

erosion due to the stripping of the hillside.we learned about this in primary school.

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Marcellus

Aug-22-13 8:22 AM

One thing you begin to notice with these all-too-common occurrences is the "explaining away" done by industry, and in most cases, the DEP in neighboring Pennsylvania. Just a small stream, only a handful of minnows, etc, etc. Most importantly, consider the cumulative impact of all these spills combined.

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rogers7

Aug-22-13 7:58 AM

This report says the leak occurred last week. When I read the paper a few days ago, it sounded like they werent sure when the slip/leak had occurred.

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idliketoknow

Aug-22-13 7:57 AM

"conditions not allowable in the waters of the state"

Just for reference, in WV the DEP can cite and fine a company for making a stream muddy. You know, that thing that happens every time it rains. That actually falls under the above category.

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dyingov

Aug-22-13 6:14 AM

Vincy, what are you on?

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VincentVega

Aug-22-13 12:46 AM

SHAMELESS! "Sponge Boy" House of Delegate members show up to express their concern for what they created by falling to their knees for the oil & gas contributors.

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