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MARCELLUS DRILLING NEAR
CROSS CREEK LAKE
INSIDE THE COUNTY PARK

slush pit
Latitude: N 40°4.478' (40°4'28.7")
Longitude: W 80°19.890' (80°19'53.4")

 

ALTERNATE WASTE DISPOSAL (aka 'the toxic teabag method') was used on the Slush Pit for wells #6H & #8H inside Cross Creek County Park, as well as other well pads in the park!

Below is part of the well completion report on file with the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection for Cross Creek County Park wells #6H & #8H:

March 10, 2003 Lease – Pages 35 & 36
Burial of a slush pit aka ‘Alternate Waste Management’
was a clear violation of the park's original lease:

“All trash, rubbish, or waste materials from each drilling site shall be removed and disposed of in a properly licensed solid waste site.  All pits shall be filled with earth and developed per County specifications at Lessee’s expense upon completion of each well.”


Cross Creek County Park Lease, Section 3.1


This newspaper article gives us a clue as to why drillers might like to bury these Marcellus Shale slush pits all over Pennsylvania...

REJECTED WASTE TAKEN TO IDAHO
By Tara Kinsell, Observer-Reporter

July 11, 2013 - “Rice Energy has informed us that they have removed the roll-off boxes containing the TENORM material,” said John Poister, spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. “They have provided us documentation that the material was sent to a U.S. Ecology site in Idaho for proper disposal.” TENORM is an acronym for technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material. It occurs when the levels of radioactivity that are present naturally are increased by human activities. The Rice Energy truck carrying the drill cuttings from a Center Township (Greene County, PA) well site set off the radiation warning system on April 19 while entering Max Environmental. The truck was immediately quarantined and tested to determine what type of radiation it contained, according to Poister. It was determined that the drill cuttings contained Radium 226 at a level of 96 microrem (mrem).

MORE: Radioactive Marcellus Shale


- October 11, 2012 Update -
Aerial view of the entire 2,800 acre park
and 244 acre fishing lake with
gas drilling highlights

Cross Creek Park - Washington County Pa - Fall 2012
YouTube (9:43)

 
 
 

 
September 14, 2012
Video of the excavation work for the 2nd of 7
drilling pads to be excavated within 8 years

Drill Rigs replacing Trees
YouTube (3:52)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Creek Lake dam
Breastworks of Cross Creek Lake
"
No fracturing of rock will be allowed within a 3,000 foot radius
of the dam, for all strata above the top of the Onondaga
Formation unless otherwise approved in writing."
Lease dated March 10, 2003
 
 
 
June 2011 photo
First of seven drilling pads will include 6 wells: 48H-53H
  Cross Creek Park wells 35-39H New!
 
 

    
CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK
WASHINGTON COUNTY
 

CROSS CREEK TOWNSHIP
6H - 7H - 8 - 9H-A - 10
19H - 20H - 21H - 22H - 25H
45H - 46H - 47H

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP
5 - 14H - 15H - 16H
35H - 36H - 39H

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA, LLC

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK
 

PENNSYLVANIA DEP PERMITS:

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 5 OG WELL  125-22618  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 3-
7-07   GPS: 40.25072 -80.3786

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 6H OG WELL  125-22830  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 8
-3-07   GPS: 40.26283 -80.3881

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 7H OG WELL  125-22861  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 8-7-07   G
PS: 40.26091 -80.3906
11/24/09 Incident- Response to Accident or Event - No violations noted

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 8 OG WELL  125-22793  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 7-25-0
7   GPS: 40.26283 -80.388

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 9H-A OG WELL  125-22668  Cross Creek Twp
Well Plugging Notice Intent to Plug Single Well
Permitted 7-2
5-07   GPS: 40.26102 -80.3907

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 10 OG WELL  125-22860  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 8-31-07   GPS: -- --

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 14H OG WELL  125-23165  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 5-23-08   GP
S: 40.24666 -80.3813  PDF

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 15H OG WELL  125-23182  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 5-29-08   G
PS: 40.24666 -80.3813  PDF

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 16H OG WELL  125-23300  Hopewell Twp
Permitted
10-9-08   GPS: 40.24669 -80.3813  PDF

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 17H OG WELL  125-24743  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-9-12   GPS: 40.263508 -80.408856

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 18H OG WELL  125-24744  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-9-12   GPS: 40.263567 -80.408778

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 19H OG WELL  125-24754  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-13-12   GPS: 40.263625 -80.408703

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 19H OG WELL  125-24054  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-1
-10   (125-23631  3-23-09)   GPS: 40.26359 -80.4088

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 20H OG WELL  125-24055  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-1-10   (125-23630  Permitted 2-4-09)   GPS: -- --

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 21H OG WELL  125-24056  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-14-10   (125-23629  Permitted 3-23-09)   GPS: -- --

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 22H OG WELL  125-24057  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-14-10   (125-23628  Permitted 3-19-09)   GPS: -- --

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 25H OG WELL  125-23859  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 9-11-09  
GPS: 40.26106 -80.391
11/24/09 Incident- Response to Accident or Event - No violations noted

CROSS CREEK WELL SITE 35-39H  ESX10-125-0105  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 1-10-11 & 9-30-11

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 35H OG WELL  125-24404 Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-13-2011  
GPS: 40.24378 -80.411

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 36H OG WELL  125-24405 Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-13-2011  
GPS: 40.24385 -80.4111

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 39H OG WELL  125-24376  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 2-28-2011   G
PS: 40.24371 -80.411

CROSS CREEK WELL SITE  41-44H  ESX11-125-0078  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 9-30-11

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 42H OG WELL  125-26928  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 1-7-13

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 45H OG WELL  125-24745  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted
4-13-12   GPS: 40.263433 -80.408753

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 46H OG WELL  125-24746  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-13-12   GPS: 40.263489 -80.408678

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 47H OG WELL  125-24747  Cross Creek Twp
Permitted 4-13-12   GPS: 40.263547 -80.4086

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 48H OG WELL  125-24720  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-2-12   GPS:
40.243936 -80.411025

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 49H OG WELL  125-24721  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-2-12   GPS:
40.244006 -80.411081

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 50H OG WELL  125-24722  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-2-12   GPS:
40.243994 -80.410903

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 51H OG WELL  125-24723  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-2-12   GPS:
40.244078 -80.411139

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 52H OG WELL  125-24724  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-2-12   GPS:
40.244133 -80.411017

CROSS CREEK COUNTY PARK 53H OG WELL  125-24725  Hopewell Twp
Permitted 4-2-12   GPS:
40.244064 -80.410958

More on Cross Creek Park

Original Cross Creek Park lease (PDF-99KB)
  

Marcellus well drilling activities
in Cross Creek Park during
2009 and 2010
Winter 2009-2010
Horizontal drilling of Marcellus wells in the park
  
Row of frack tanks in Cross Creek Park
Considerable acreage was removed from
public use by drilling activities
 
Marcellus drilling pad
Drilling pad with some of the
frack tanks remaining  
  
Well signs for 7H - 9H - 25H
  2010
No Trespassing signs were placed on access roads and well
locations, removing a considerable amount of acreage from
public access. No Trespassing signs were moved back closer
to the well locations in 2011, but the access road gates
remained locked.

 
Pig launcher
  'Pig launcher' and pipes near
7H-9H-25H and 6H-8H
 
July 2011
Tank battery and other gas production equipment
on the restored 7H-9H-25H location
 
Solar panels and concrete barriers
around the well heads
 
 
 

 

Cross Creek 14H - 15H - 16H
drilled in early 2009
Cross Creek 14H - 15H - 16H
condensate tank battery
  
Cross Creek 14H - 15H - 16H
well location after restoration

 
Cross Creek Park Marcellus wells 14H - 15H - 16H
battery of tanks, pipes and solar panels
 
 
 
 
 
 
young lungs at play
Images above & below:
A TRUE PARODY!
No tobacco smoke but toxic flares are OK?
dirty flare polluting the air
 
 
 
LINKS

Cross Creek Park lease (PDF-99KB)

Cross Creek Park gas wells

 

 
  

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