Residents near Kleese brine facility still await results of well water tests


A resident living near the oil spill at the Kleese Development Associates brine injection facilities on Sodom Hutchings Road said she had not been notified as of late today about results of testing on her well water.

Two Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials contacted this afternoon did not respond to requests for information about the well testing.

Kurt Kollar, on-scene coordinator for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, told hundreds of people Monday night that he did not expect any trouble with residents’ water wells, and he expected the test results to support that.

Officials who had attended a large meeting at Mathews High School Monday night had predicted the results would most likely come Wednesday morning instead of tonight.

Kollar said more than 2,000 gallons of “light waste oil” leaked out of a buried storm drain at the Kleese site, but more investigation would be needed to determine why that happened or how it got in the drain.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management issued an order Friday telling the company, also known as KDA Inc., to stop accepting brine at the facility.

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