Ohio EPA asks Rover to pause drilling on pipeline project

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has requested that Rover Pipeline pause horizontal boring work on the pipeline project after a recent spill of clay-based drilling slurry into a waterway, reports the Canton Repository. The newspaper says the latest incident happened November 16, 2017 when 200 gallons of slurry spilled into the Black Fork Mohican River in Ashland County. A Rover spokeswoman said the pipeline is in compliance with plans approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Ohio EPA, and the company disagrees with a letter from OEPA EPA Director Craig Butler about Rover’s horizontal directional drilling operations. For more, read the full story.