US gas industry wins small victory in fracking debate20 March 2012
The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) preliminary finding that drinking water in Dimock County, Pennsylvania, is not contaminated is a small victory in the oil and gas industry’s fight to build confidence in safe shale development.
A first round of water well testing at 11 homes in Dimock County, Pennsylvania “did not show levels of contamination that could present a health concern”, EPA spokesman Roy Seneca said in a statement. “Samples from six of the 11 homes did show concentrations of sodium, methane, chromium or bacteria, but concentrations were all within the safe range for drinking water.”
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