The well, owned by PDC Energy, is located in the southeast corner of Morgan County,
less than a mile from the Muskingum River and about one mile from the Washington County
The Ohio EPA told the Dispatch some of the drilling fluid made it into a nearby unnamed creek but
apparently not into the Muskingum.
OEPA says the fluid was made up mostly of a synthetic oil blend and was not
"fracking fluid," which contains small amounts of hazardous
chemicals, because drilling had not reached the point where hydraulic
fracturing had been initiated.
Cleanup crews were still at the site near Center Bend Road off State Route 60 yesterday.
Officials are referring people with questions and concerns about last weekend's
spill to call the Ohio EPA in Columbus at 614-644-2160.