The Rover Pipeline can finally resume boring beneath the Tuscarawas River, where construction was halted after drilling slurry spilled into a wetland, following an OK from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, according to the Canton Repository.
Work at the Tuscarawas River crossing was put on hold after 2 million gallons of drilling slurry, tainted with diesel fuel spilled into a wetland in April. The slurry was later dumped in two quarries near water wells that supply Aqua Ohio and the Canton Water Department.
The recently-opened site beneath the Tuscarawas River was one of eight locations where the FERC said the Rover could resume work after the lengthy pause. Although it gave approval, the FERC said the authorization to resume boring does not bear on its continuing investigation into how the slurry was contaminated.