83 Water Samples Received to Date; No Additional Detections of Isopropanol or MBAS
As of September 29, 2015, JKLM Energy, LLC has received a total of 83 lab results from water sources near the Reese Hollow 118 wellpad. As reported previously, only one source has been found with detectable isopropanol.
A total of seven samples have been found with traces of methylene blue activated substances (MBAS) above the laboratory detection limit. All of the sources with detectable MBAS are well below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s non-health based secondary drinking water standard.
As cited in previous updates, MBAS are analyzed to determine the general presence of soap-like constituents contained in the surfactant that was placed in the wellbore.
Seventy-one samples had no detectable levels of isopropanol or MBAS.
JKLM is continuing to work closely with local officials as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to limit the release’s impact to the community and restore the local water aquifer to pre-drilling quality. Local residents with questions or who notice a change in their water quality may contact Dean Boorum, JKLM's community liaison, at (814) 598-3960.
The JKLM Community Outreach office is open at 200 N. West St. in Coudersport and will be staffed from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The public is invited to visit the office to talk with project managers, and view maps and related information about the company’s response efforts.
JKLM has been invited to a meeting scheduled for this evening by representatives of a public interest group. In light of the company’s significant and ongoing efforts to communicate with affected individuals, local government leaders, the media and the public, JKLM does not believe this forum represents the best opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue. Local residents who attend the meeting and come away with questions should feel free to contact JKLM in person at our community outreach office, by telephone, or through the contact form found on the company’s project website.
JKLM remains committed to its partnership with local residents, as well as to open lines of communication with local and state officials and affected property owners.
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About JKLM Energy, LLC: JKLM is a privately held oil and gas producer headquartered in Wexford, Pa. The company is conducting operations at locations in Potter County.