W.Va. DEP fines Michels for drilling mud pollution

W.Va. DEP fines Michels for drilling mud pollution by San Francisco Chronicle, February 13, 2013
A pipeline construction company that West Virginia regulators say polluted a stream must pay a $3,800 fine and stop storing mud from gas drilling operations at its site near Lumberton. … The DEP says inspectors discovered last fall that Michels had put drilling mud from an Antero Resources operation into an unlined waste pit.Michels admits no wrongdoing in the agreement but says it will comply with state law going forward. [Emphasis added]

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