EPA Uncovers Arsenic In Pa. Well Amid Fracking Fears

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not detected dangerous levels of contaminants in 16 wells in Dimock, Pa., where residents claim hydraulic fracturing has led to health problems, but it has found high levels of arsenic in one well, the agency said Friday.

The EPA did not comment on whether the elevated arsenic levels were related to Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.'s drilling operations in the area, but said it had offered an alternate source of water to the resident, who declined.

The federal regulator made...
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