Please note the following: There have been a series of pipeline drilling mud incidents at two sites along the Chief pipeline, beginning 5/1: Kunkle-Alderson Road and Upper Demunds Road. Due to the presence of Bentonite in the mud, there is some concern about the present situation in the wetlands areas and creeks, as well as numerous artesian wells that may provide drinking water to our residents. Please know that we are making it our priority to keep residents in the loop. The newspapers will continue to present updated reports; and we will also provide further information as it becomes available.
Update 5/16/12: Representatives from Chief Gathering/PVR and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) attend Tuesday's meeting of the Board of Supervisors, to answer questions pertinent to the mud spills. Supervisor Liz Martin asked that Chief Gathering/PVR agree to pay for water testing of the wetlands areas and artesian wells near the Kunkle site. The Township is waiting for a response from PVR (Pennsylvania Virginia Resources) Partners, which recently purchased Chief Gathering, LLC.