Gallery: EPA to Provide Clean Drinking Water to Families Near Fracking ...

 

Showing concern for the dangerous impact of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) on 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.

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