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Beaver Run

Clean water is our most precious resource. Picutred a drawing of animals near a pond

Protecting Our Precious Resources:

In late January 2019, CNX experienced drilling complications at one of their deep gas wells which resulted in pressure spiking at nearby shallow wells. Nine shallow wells were continuously flared for days to relieve pressure. Yet authorities are claiming there were no impacts on the environment or nearby community.

Dearmitt Pad Picture taken February 10, 2019

Well pads like the Dearmitt Pad are often less than 1,000 feet from the water's edge. A large portion of the scientific community agrees that half-a-mile is the bare minimum when working near sensitive sites, such as drinking supplies.

Photo by Bob Donnan

Beaver Run Lateral Map with key

There are more than 50 wells near the reservoir with many less than 1,000 feet from the water's edge.

list of Pennsylvania townships whose water comes from the Beaver Run Reservoir

Infrastructure Near the Beaver Run Reservoir

Infastructure near Beaver Run Reservoir, including Shaw Pad, Compressor Station, Gaut Pad, and Aikens Pad. February 10, 2019

Photo provided by Bob Donnan

Air Quality

  • Air is monitored quarterly at well pads and compressor stations by Dr. Bradshaw, at I.U.P.

  • Initially four shallow wells in the area were showing increases in pressure and had to be flared

    • By the time the well was “killed” it was up to 9 wells flaring at one time

  • Wells were flared for over two weeks, flaring ended Feb. 12

  • Air monitoring requested by MAWC on Feb. 6, 9 or 10 days after flaring began, showed elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide, C02 and Sulfur Dioxide SO2 during monitoring done with handheld monitors while walking near flares

    • By this time not all wells were still being flared

Beaver Run Reservoir There are more than 50 wells near the reservoir with many less than 1