When something goes wrong in the natural gas fields like a spill or an explosion — somebody has to clean up the mess.
Mike Chicka gets these calls. The work, he says, can be pretty challenging.
“We’ve had times where we’ve had to build roads in the side of mountains,” he says. “We’ve brought in 30-, 40-foot pipes to be able to put through culverts to be able to divert the flow of streams and rivers, and bring in thousands of tons of stone to be able to build a road proper to get to the spill.”