The Kentucky Division of Water doesn't expect to cite EQT natural gas company for a spill of about 900 gallons of motor oil Tuesday into Line Fork in Letcher County.
The spill, which was caused a malfunctioning part at a station used to compress natural gas for transport, created a sheen on the Line Fork about a half mile from the North Fork of the Kentucky River.
Booms were laid on the water to collect the oil, and testing was conducted downstream to make sure there were no residual effects, Division of Water spokeswoman Allison Fleck said. She said the spill was properly reported, and cleanup of the water and contaminated soil was satisfactory.
EQT spokesman Kevin West said less than 10 barrels (420 gallons) would have made it to the North Fork of the Kentucky, which feeds Hazard's water treatment plant. Tests were conducted at the treatment plant and came up clean, Fleck said.