EPA Finds Pa. Town's Water Lacks Fracking Contaminants

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has wrapped up its sampling of private drinking water wells in Dimock, Pa., where residents claim hydraulic fracturing has led to health problems, finding no elevated levels of contaminants, the agency announced Wednesday.

The agency decided to conduct the sampling in Dimock after residents blamed Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.'s drilling operations for neurological, gastrointestinal and dermatological symptoms. Initial data showed elevated contaminant levels and homeowners expressed concern about their drinking water, leading the EPA to test wells serving 64 homes...
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