Pa. Environmental Agency Butts Heads With Gas Drilling Company Over Town's Water Woes

Wang, Marian
September 2010
Pro Publica;9/26/2010, p15
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The article presents information on water woes of Pennsylvania due to natural gas drilling. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that safe and permanent water supply will be provided to residents in place of methane-contaminated water. After mixing with methane, several oils have exploded as it ignites even in water in concentrated proportions. It was also found that methane contaminated water is also contaminated with toxic solvents like xylene and toluene.


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