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Monday, April 29, 2013

Fracking Cleared of Water Contamination Claims in Pennsylvania

From The Epoch Times:
Methane found in water wells in Franklin Forks in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, did not come from fracking, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  
“After a 16-month investigation, the Department of Environmental Protection has determined that high levels of methane found in three private water wells in Franklin Township, Susquehanna County, cannot be attributed to natural gas drilling activity in that geographical area,” a statement from the DEP said Monday.
Water samples were pulled from three private water wells and compared with samples taken from natural gas wells located nearby. Both samples were compared with water samples from Salt Springs State Park, which historically contains naturally occurring methane. The park is located one mile from the affected homes.
Read the rest here.

This particular contamination case was part of the focus of Yoko Ono & Co.'s bus tour of Pennsylvania a couple of months ago.  I'm sure that Josh Fox and his crew will have an explanation of why the DEP is wrong or lying.

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