The drinking water in Dimock, Pennsylvania has been found to be safe, according to the EPA. This latest finding indicates that fracking is not the source of the contaminants in the area’s well water.
Dimock residents complained that their well water tasted odd after Cabot Oil and Gas began fracking in their area. The residents asked the EPA to test for contaminants. The EPA tested and found chemicals in the water, but after some industry fuss, the EPA retested and found the chemicals were all below safe levels for human consumption.
Now they’ve released the results from another round of testing sixty-one homes. Once again, they’ve found chemicals in the drinking water, but not enough to give the EPA reason to take further action. The chemicals are considered to have natural origins.
The data samples are online at the EPA’s Pennsylvania site. The pdf file is fairly large, so I’ve linked to the home page. Scroll down a bit on that page for the link to the file.
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