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Rover asked to cease HDD again

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has told the company building the massive Rover natural gas pipeline project to stop HDD operations after another spill of clay-based slurry.

It is being reported that the EPA Director Craig Butler has asked Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company building the US$4.2 billion project, to halt drilling after 200 gallons of slurry spilled into a river in Ashland County on 16 November.

Butler told the company the EPA will be asking FERC to intervene.

The state Attorney General's Office earlier this month sued Energy Transfer claiming the company had committed numerous environmental violations in more than a dozen counties. The EPA earlier fined the company US$2.3 million over previous spills.

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