After the discovery of an oil leak at Veto Lake in recent weeks, a meeting was held Tuesday evening at Farmer’s Daughter & Son in Marietta to take stock of the situation.
Zak Zatezalo, along with Bordas and Bordas Attorneys PLLC, is working with local people in the oil and gas industry to understand why the leak occurred.
“Well, all we know now is that there was oil found in the distributor that feeds Lake Veto”, Zatezalo said.
Zatezalo said he is working with a team of lawyers, engineers and hydrologists studying the problem in Washington County. He said the law firm has extensive experience in dealing with environmental situations and the impact on property rights and environmental rights in the event of contamination.
“We have a team that looks at these situations, tries to assess the nature and extent of the problems that arise in the communities and tries to help where we can in terms of legal intervention, if it becomes necessary. , as part of trying to maintain everyone’s property rights ”, Zatezalo said.
Zatezalo also explained that his team is focused on maintaining a clean and safe environment for the public.
“We are still trying to get an idea of the extent of the contamination, its extent and its status,” he added. he said.
Zatezalo said his understanding of the problem is that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources attempted to locate the source of the contamination.
“Certainly our customers believe it was from an abandoned well that became overpressurized, from fluids produced by deep water injection, but we are still awaiting responses from the state,” Zatezalo explained.
Another meeting will be scheduled at a later date to continue the discussion on the Veto Lake oil spill when more information becomes available.
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