Natural Gas Well Blowout

Bradford County - A natural gas blowout occurred early Wednesday morning in Leroy Township, contaminating a near-by creek.

Emergency management officials in Bradford County say the blowout happened around two in the morning when something broke inside a Chesapeake Energy gas well on State Route 3308.

They say that's when frack fluids began to spill out.

The fluid is a mixture of water and salt.

The material went into a near-by field and the Towanda Creek.

DEP officials are monitoring the situation.

Crews are trying to pour mud inside the well to get the spill under control.

No injuries were reported, however because of the fluid mixture, officials say this could be an environmental concern.


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