Accidents Continue in Central West Virginia
From Reports of the Doddridge County Watershed Association
On WV Route 18 not far from West Union in Doddridge County, the recent truck accident was cleaned up and cleared. A tanker truck ran off the road and turned on its side, as shown in the picture at left. This location is near the Irwin Pad.
Also, at the Hill Pad on Indian Run Road near Salem in Harrison County, the drilling mud stored in frack tanks was discharged from a circulation hose when the circulation pump was turned on. In this case some 2100 gallons of low toxic drilling mud was discharged.
Information on the extent of contamination of the local soils and water streams by these recent accidents is not available at this time.
The Doddridge County Watershed Association continues to express concern for releases of contamination with potential to contaminate the local streams including Middle Island Creek, the source of water for West Union, the county seat of Doddridge County, WV.