The cause of a large spill of the clay lubricant bentonite during construction of
a pipeline outside Cadiz is under investigation.
An EPA spokesman said the material was spilled on
Tuesday northeast of Cadiz. An unknown amount of the lubricant ran into Conotton Creek and impacted two homeowners.
Clean-up was nearing completion on Thursday. The EPA
was assessing enforcement options against the contractors, Southeast
Directional Drilling Co.
The ATEX pipeline will extend across 265 miles in
Ohio and parts of three other states, connecting to existing lines.