In essence, a Georgia man has admitted to PA State Police that he dumped approximately 800 gallons of dangerous materials from a Bradford County gas well site onto state game lands early Thursday morning. He now sits in a West Burlington correctional facility with bail set at $100,000.
The discovery was made by a man as he pulled out of his driveway and saw the pool of viscous black liquid. It was described as a gooey, black material which was about 3 inches deep, covering approximately 100 X 30 feet. The man who discovered the problem said he believes the liquid was dumped Wednesday night.
Tire tracks likely tell the story, he said. What it looks like to me is a tanker truck pulled out in there. It looks to me like they were going to go out into a field and dump, and they got stuck, so they just dumped it there and just left.
This will be happening more and more in gas fields everywhere.
Latest Update: (12/03/2011)