EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania

January 20, 2012 by  
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In a move that seems to admit the danger of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) to ground water reserves, the EPA has decided to provide clean drinking water to four families in Dimock, Pennsylvania who say their water supply has been contaminated by a hydraulic fracturing well owned by Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation . The EPA will also test the water supply of 60 homes in the Dimock area for harmful chemicals. This investigation comes on the tails of the announcement that the EPA found high levels of fracking chemicals in drinking water wells in Wyoming near hydraulic fracturing sites. In both cases the gas companies involved vehemently deny the charges but it seems the EPA, led by administrator Lisa Jackson, will be forging ahead hoping to find some truth by testing the water themselves . Read the rest of EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cabot oil and gas , dangers of fracking , dangers of hydraulic fracturing , epa , fracking , fracking chemicals , fracking contamination , fracking water supply , ground water , ground water contamination , hydraulic fracturing , hydraulic fracturing chemicals , natural gas , natural gas well , pennsylvania fracking

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EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking Sites in Pennsylvania

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