EPA reconsiders fracking pollution in Penn. drinking water

By on January 9, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency may retest water from Pennsylvania drinking water wells after previously declaring the water free of contamination associated with natural gas drilling.

The reversal came after residents of the village of Dimock sent the EPA hundreds of pages of data linking water pollution to hydraulic fracturing.

Until recently, the company responsible for drilling in the area was trucking clean drinking water to some Dimock households but was allowed by state regulators to stop delivery after the EPA declared the water safe. The agency, which recently released a draft report linking fracking and water contamination in Wyoming, may take over water delivery.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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