Pa. Landowners Say Range's Fracking Tainted Groundwater

By Matt Fair (August 5, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A group of western Pennsylvania landowners last week blasted the state Department of Environmental Protection's decision permitting Range Resources Corp. to begin hydraulically fracturing two gas wells at a Washington County site despite an ongoing dispute over alleged groundwater contamination from a third well already operating there.

In an appeal filed with the state's Environmental Hearing Board on July 30, the three landowners said DEP had issued drilling permits for two wells at the so-called Yeager site in Washington County despite continuing allegations that a Range-operated well drilled at the site in 2009 had led to groundwater contamination affecting several area...

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