The Spill at Buckeye Creek

Photographs of the Spill, part 4

This group of photographs focuses on the effects on wildlife. The photographs were taken between 30 August and 2 September.

Descriptions of the effects of the spill on wildlife vary. The inspector saw no evidence of a fish kill. Other persons describe no evidence of fish. Here's a photo of a dead crayfish. Note the unusual, thick sediment on the creek bottom.

A dead muskrat was photographed floating in the creek near its den.

Two ducks, unable to fly, were observed.

This is a photo of a green heron near one of the booms. Besides obvious evidence of wildlife at the creek, less obvious evidence in the form of their tracks was also noted.

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The Spill at Buckeye Creek

Background
Photos, part 1
Photos, part 2
Photos, part 3
Photos, part 4
Timeline
Laboratory Tests
The Office of Oil and Gas Final Report
Conclusions


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What Happened at Fernow
An investigation into what caused the vegetation death in the land application area after landspraying hydraulic fracture flowback waste.

The Spill at Buckeye Creek
An investigation into a spill from a Marcellus well site into Buckeye Creek in Doddridge county.