BP well enters DEQ Voluntary Remediation Program for contaminated water well
Public has until Dec. 23 to review two plans
by Pinedale Online!
November 3, 2008
BP America Production Company (BP) has been accepted by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to participate in the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) for a contaminated water well in Sublette County.
The well is the Corona 2-14 groundwater well which is located approximately 30 miles south of Pinedale. It has been determined there is petroleum-related contamination in the well. The extent and source of the contamination is not known.
The company has placed a Public Notice of Voluntary Cleanup ad in the Pinedale Roundup newspaper for any interested parties who express an interest in participating in the development of a Public Participation Plan and Voluntary Remediation Agreement.
BP and DEQ have created two remediation plans. These plans are available for review at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale and are available online at http://jonahfield.bp.com.
Anyone who wishes to review these two plans must do so no later than Tuesday, December 23, 2008. Written comments must be sent to:
LeRoy C. Feusner, P.E.
BCEE, Administrator, Solid and Hazardous Waste Division
122 West 25th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Corona Well 2-14 groundwater well is not permitted as a public water source, and BP has no intention to do so. This water supply well is not located proximal to any sources of water supply designated for public or livestock consumption. The well supplies water for drilling, stimulating and completing wells. The well is 973 feet deep and six inches in diameter and is currently locked out of service and is not being used. The Corona 2-14 well is located in T28N, R109W, NE corner of Section 14, in the Jonah Field, approximately 30 miles south of Pinedale in Sublette County, WY. The surface site is less than an acre in size.
BP has established a website for public review and comment of its draft Public Participation Plan document and the Preliminary Remediation Agreement. BP will maintain the website to provide news and information to interested members of the public. They will include any other related updates or notifications pertaining to their work on the Corona 2-14 groundwater well. BP will use this website to provide access to pertinent documents at strategic points in the projectís life. http://jonahfield.bp.com.
For more information, contact Vickie Meredith at the DEQ at 307-332-3144; or Don Brooks with BP America Production Co at (307) 537-9646, PO Box 270 Farson WY 82932.
BP operates 190 wells in the Jonah Field, where they currently operate 2 drilling rigs. The company plans to invest $1 billion and drill 300 wells over the next five years.