According to MarkWest Energy Partners’ at 8:30 a.m. Saturday February 20, workers identified a release of heat transfer oil at the Mobley gas processing facility in Wetzel County, West Virginia. MarkWest confirms that the oil has reached the North Fork of Fishing Creek.

The mayor of Pine Grove has alerted residents not to drink or use the water until it is tested. Residents can get bottled water at the Byrd Center in Pine Grove.

Federal and state regulatory agencies have been notified and MarkWest is coordinating its response efforts with the agencies and local officials. MarkWest is working with environmental professionals and has deployed protective booms in the creek at a number of locations.

The Pine Grove Water Works water intake located downstream from the release site has been closed by local officials and Pine Grove has switched over to an alternate source of water as a precaution.

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