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Federal and State Officials Raid Natural Gas Support Services Company

WNEP-TV reports federal and state officials raided an environmental services company this morning in Milton, Northumberland County.

Minuteman Environmental Services bills itself as an “oil and gas field services” company. It hauls waste and equipment for the natural gas industry.

From WNEP:

The raid at the Minuteman Environmental Services in the Milton Industrial Park began around 9 a.m. Wednesday. Agents removed boxes of evidence from the business.

Agents from the FBI, the attorney general’s office, Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection (DEP), were involved along with some workers from the Milton regional sewer authority. Investigators questioned employees as they arrived in the morning.

It is not clear if the business is in operation. There is no indication as to the nature of the investigation.

“We did have agents there,” FBI spokeswoman Carrie Adamowski tells StateImpact Pennsylvania. “We were assisting in a search.” She declined to elaborate.

Spokesmen for the state attorney general’s office, the DEP and the Milton Regional Sewer Authority all declined to comment. Minuteman Environmental Services also had no comment.

Governor Corbett visited the plant in February 2012, touting the company’s successful evolution from the towing business to Marcellus Shale support services.

 

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