Friday, September 17, 2010

Report: Fracking Chemicals In NE Pa. Water Wells

It's started in our region! Solvents used in hydro-fracking operations such as toluene and ethylbenzene were found in "virtually every sample" taken from water wells in Dimock Township, Susquehanna County.

From NPR web posting of AP news article:

"It doesn't take me or any scientist to see some of the impacts on the drinking water," he said. "Your drinking water goes from clear and fine, to a week later being yellow-colored, sediment on the bottom, foam on the top and an oily smell to it. It's not a figment of anybody's imagination."

Read the whole disturbing article here.

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