This website provides information to the Coudersport community regarding JKLM’s response to the release of isopropanol from a drilling location in Sweden Township, Potter County. It will be updated on a daily basis with the most up-to-date information about sampling results from water sources in the area and other activities completed by the company in its response efforts.
North Hollow Response
Oct. 22 Update:
JKLM reports the results of 317 total water samples, collected at 112 sources near the Reese Hollow wellpad. The company will transition to issuing updates on an as-needed basis in the future, given the continuing improvement in its sampling results.
Oct. 19 Update:
JKLM reports receiving a total of 275 water samples from 122 sources to date; results continue to show improving water conditions near the Sweden Township wellpad.
Oct. 15 Update:
JKLM reports receiving a total of 255 water samples from 121 sources near its Sweden Township wellpad. Groundwater conditions in the area continue to show significant improvements, with trace levels of MBAS detected at a single source, and similar trace levels of acetone at a second source.
Oct. 12 Update:
JKLM reports the results of 210 water samples analyzed to date, from a total of 118 sources in the area of its Sweden Township wellpad. The results indicate that groundwater conditions are continuing to improve, with only five sources currently reporting trace levels of MBAS and acetone.
Oct. 6 Update:Oct. 8 Update:
JKLM reports updated results from 178 water source samples, including 61 sources sampled earlier in the company’s investigation. The Community Outreach Office in Coudersport will be open from 9 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday, beginning on October 12.
Oct. 6 Update:
JKLM reports the results of 144 total water samples, including follow-up tests at 37 previously sampled sources. Groundwater conditions continue to improve significantly, as reported by an independent toxicologist.
Oct. 5 Update:
JKLM has now received sampling results from 101 water sources, with 25 of those sources analyzed for a second time since the release. MBAS levels have shown significant decreases in the small number of previously identified sources.
Oct. 2 Update:
JKLM has received a total of 112 sample results from water wells, springs and surface water sources, with additional sources being sampled on a daily basis. No additional exceedances of state or federal standards for isopropanol, MBAS or acetone have been detected in the new samples analyzed. The company plans to issue its next project update on Monday, October 5.
Oct. 1 Update:
JKLM has received a total of 93 sample results from water wells, springs and surface water sources, with additional sources being sampled on a daily basis. The company also reports sampling results for acetone, a breakdown product of isopropanol that is expected to be detected in trace quantities, well below drinking water standards, as isopropanol degrades over time. JKLM also notes that the company voluntarily stopped all drilling activity at the Reese Hollow 118 pad upon the first report of off-site impacts on September 19.
Sept. 30 Update:
JKLM has completed sampling and analysis of a total of 83 water sources to date, with no detection of isopropanol or MBAS in the newest samples. The company invites residents with questions to stop at the community outreach office, contact the project's community liason, Dean Boorum or send a question through the comment form on the project website.
Sept. 29 Update:
JKLM reports results from a total of 44 water sources in the area of the investigation, with no new additional detections of isopropanol or MBAS in any of the additional samples. The company also re-calculated the volume of surfactant used and recovered during the incident, and reports those revised estimates:
Sept. 28 Update:
Results from an additional five water samples have been received to date, bringing the total number of samples from water wells, springs and surface water sources to 29. Isopropanol and other surfactant-related parameters have not been detected in 24 of those samples. JKLM opens its community outreach office in Coudersport today:
Sept. 27 Update:
JKLM has received a total of 24 samples from water wells and springs in the area of the investigation, with isopropanol not detected in 19 of those samples. The company will also open a community outreach office in Coudersport on Monday to allow area residents to ask questions and talk with project managers. The office will be open Monday-Friday, from 9 AM-7 PM.:
Sept. 26 Update:
Results are received from samples collected at sixteen additional water sources in the investigation area, and isopropanol is not detected in any of the samples. An additional sampling parameter is added to the list of those analyzed to obtain additional information about groundwater conditions:
Sept. 25 Update:
JKLM releases the results of six water samples at sources closest to the drilling pad; four residential and one spring sample found without any presence of isopropanol; one sample found at threshold levels for aquifers used for residential purposes:
Sept. 24 News Release:
JKLM issues a news release providing information on incident and initial sampling and other response efforts: