CNX, which was conducting natural gas drilling on MAWC property at the Shaw 1G pad in Washington Township released a statement on Feb. 5 that states, in part:
Over the weekend, we commenced efforts to remediate the Shaw 1G well in order to arrest the subsurface flow of gas. The remediation process was successful and the well has been contained. There were no injuries and no impact to the environment.
As previously announced, we observed a pressure anomaly during hydraulic fracturing operations on the Shaw 1G well. While we continue to evaluate the cause of the initial pressure anomaly, we believe it is isolated to this well. All frac operations on the 4-well Shaw pad remain suspended while we assess the incident. As a precaution, we will continue to monitor the well for the next several days.
MAWC released a statement earlier that read, in part:
Any activity on our watershed is monitored intently. Our water quality surveillance is increased any time there is any activity on our property. It is very comprehensive and has not noted any changes.
There is no health or contamination issue.
MAWC continues to monitor the reservoir at both our treatment plant intake and at several other points in the reservoir.