EPA Says Pa. Well Water Is Safe Despite Fracking

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT) -- More drinking water wells in Dimock, Pa., have been declared free of dangerous levels of contamination by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, which had focused on the area after residents claimed to have suffered health problems from hydraulic fracturing practices, the agency said Monday.

“EPA found no levels that present a health concern based on risk assessments performed by EPA toxicologists,” agency spokeswoman Terri White said Monday of the 20 wells that were studied in this round of tests.

Despite not having dangerous levels of contaminants,...
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