RED SEA -- Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Jesse Sternberg, a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, tightens a net around cargo during a replenishment at sea in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dennis Grube/Released)
HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection today ordered C.C. Forbes, of Washington, PA, to suspend all post-hydraulic fracturing activities on Marcellus Shale wells in the state immediately as it continues its investigation into a June 3 well blowout in Clearfield County.
DEP Secretary John Hanger said EOG Resources -- the company that owned the well in Lawrence Township -— hired C.C. Forbes as a contractor to provide post-hydrofracturing services at the site.
Hanger said DEP’s order also requires C.C. Forbes to provide site and equipment records specific to the well, including any written, photographic and video documentation.
The company must also furnish the names of its employees who were working at the site or have knowledge of the equipment used there. The secretary said those employees must be made available to the department for questioning.
“We need to fully investigate the equipment used by this company to ensure that other sites in Pennsylvania are not in danger …
A Ripley man has been arrested for stalking a woman in Westfield, New York.
49-year-old Robert Burgess is accused of stalking a woman between March of 2011 and earlier this month. State Police say the victim was “fearful for her safety and well being.”
After his arraignment Burgess was released on his recognizance, but a judge ordered him to stay away from his victim and not have any contact with her. He is scheduled to return to court on February 21.