Oil Spill in Vienna, Ohio may have Polluted Groundwater

download (28)Industrial accidents can cause municipalities to prohibit people from drinking the local water. Waste products from industrial processes can make people very ill. One community in Ohio is raising questions about waste products and industrial spillage.

Over 2,000 gallons of waste oil was spilled at a brine-injection plant near Vienna. This is a type of deep oil well that uses fluid to push oil to the surface. The oily substance contaminated both surface water and may have gotten into groundwater. Residents were notified that water samples were being analyzed and that free water could be received from the fire station. However, they were also notified that it was too early to tell whether the oil spill affected the groundwater.

The Ohio EPA has shut down the plant during the cleanup.  This cleanup could take weeks or months to fully finish.

If you have a business in an area affected by a spill, you need to get your water tested. Once you have your results, call a water filtration company like Metro Water Filters. We can advise you on the best filtration solutions based on your test results. Water filtration goes beyond just removing flavors and odors. A good filtration system will also remove dangerous contaminants and bacteria. Call our offices for more information about how we can make your water safe to drink.

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