Rover Pipeline must clean up drilling waste contaminated with diesel fuel before it can operate the natural gas pipeline it’s building, federal regulators said Wednesday.The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has accused Rover of numerous environmental violations during its construction of the $4.2 billion pipeline across the state, including Stark, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. watch more on link below..
The biggest incident happened in April in Bethlehem Township where workers were drilling under the Tuscarawas River south of Navarre.When Rover’s path crosses a highway, river or other obstacle, workers drill a horizontal path beneath the surface. Bentonite clay slurry — commonly called drilling mud — is used to lubricate the drill. Sometimes the slurry inadvertently comes to the surface through cracks in the soil.