FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2014
FIRST WATER QUALITY TEST RESULTS FROM COLLIER-HOGAN WELL SITE AVAILABLE TOMORROW
TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) laboratory worked to analyze samples taken from six new aquifer monitoring wells installed last week, as well as two pre-existing wells used for on-site operations, at the Collier-Hogan site. The final results will be available on Tuesday, two days ahead of schedule.
“DEP remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Collier County residents,” said DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “Our exceptional staff worked to expedite their analysis of these samples so we could ensure the safety of residents and communicate the results to the public in a transparent and expeditious manner.”
DEP’s laboratory in Tallahassee, along with two private labs, analyzed the samples for more than 160 constituents, including all chemicals injected into the Collier-Hogan well during the workover procedure. DEP’s lab results will be released tomorrow; the results from the two private labs will be available as soon as they complete their analysis.
Six wells were installed – four at the Collier-Hogan well site, one at the Permit 86 site, which is a former oil well drill site, and one one-half mile north of the Collier-Hogan well.