Pavillion working group meets Oct 10

The Pavillion working group will continue its work on groundwater contamination at a public meeting scheduled for 9 a.m. October 10 at the Central Wyoming Community College in Riverton. The meeting is hosted by Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC).

The agenda includes updates and discussion regarding the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) well testing report, investigation of mud and production pits, well bore integrity and an update on the cistern project. The public is encouraged to attend and will be given an opportunity to comment, according to state officials.

The full agenda;

  • Presentation and discussion of USGS sampling of monitoring well (MW) 1 and MW 2.
  • Public Comment
  • Presentation of the borehole camera survey of MW 2.
  • Public Comment
  • Discussion on next steps regarding sampling of the MW’s.
  • Update from the Pits team
  • Public Comment
  • Update from the Borehole Integrity team
  • Public Comment
  • Update on jurisdiction and authority
  • Identify next steps
    • It is anticipated that there will not be many new steps identified as we wait for EPA’s Peer Review Panel to complete its work.
  • Public Comment
  • Adjourn

For more information about the working group meeting, contact DEQ public information officer Keith Guille at


Dustin Bleizeffer is a Report for America Corps member covering energy and climate at WyoFile. He has worked as a coal miner, an oilfield mechanic, and for 25 years as a statewide reporter and editor primarily...

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