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Turnpike Interchange Construction

DCK Worldwide, LLC (Dick Corp)
Cranberry, PA – 2003 – $250,000

Scope of Work:
During construction of a new interchange to connect the Turnpike with I-79 and US-19, crews encountered several abandoned oil wells that could potentially contaminate groundwater. PADEP environmental regulations require that abandoned wells be properly terminated (plugged) including removal of all drilling equipment and debris.

Neumeyer Environmental used a mobile oil well drill rig and redrilled the wells to a depth of 2,000 feet. We removed the old casings above that elevation and plugged the abandoned drill casings to that depth to prevent potential groundwater contamination by crude oil.