This short video presents a narrative description of a Class 2 UIC well facility in Putnam county. We believe many features of the facility's design help prevent ground and surface water contamination from activities at the facility such as unloading of fluid, storage of fluid, and pumping fluid. Unfortunately, few commercial and non-commercial UIC Class 2 facilities in West Virginia show these features. Storage tanks often sit on bare soil, unloading of fluid is performed over soil or gravel, and so on.
More information about the injection well as well as photographs taken at the same time as the video was shot can be seen on this page on this site. Sidebar links on that page go to pages providing more information about UIC Class 2 in West Virginia.
An Underground Injection Control Class 2 Well in Putnam County, WV
Three videos about issues at a UIC Class 2 well in Fayette county
Two Problem Wells
You Get Used To It
They Don't Do It That Way Any More: Fracturing with Explosives
Drilling Causing Problems in Wetzel County, West Virginia
Gas Well Study Cooking Class: Making Fracking Gel
Natural Gas: Blunders and Numbers
Bad Well Bad Well Bad Well
Natural Gas: Trashing the Surface Owner
Three Natural Gas Wells
Gas Well Study is the examination of natural gas wells in West Virginia.
Underground Injection Control Class 2 Wells
These wells are used either for the disposal of oil and gas liquid waste or for the enhanced recovery of oil or natural gas.
Gas Well Study Site Visits
Annual reports, environmental assessments, and individual well information.
Select videos from the Gas Well Study YouTube channel.
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.