Fracking Can Contaminate Your Well Water

Yahoo News reports another case of potential private well water contamination by fracking for natural gas….

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least 10 households in western Pennsylvania fear their drinking water has been ruined by natural gas drilling, but state officials said tests don’t show that.

“Everything was fine. Now, I don’t use my water at all,” said Kim McEvoy, who lives in Connoquenessing Township, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh.

McEvoy and other residents say the water problems started about a year ago, after Rex Energy Corp. drilled two wells. But a map Rex provided also shows gas wells from other companies in the area.

To read the entire article: Fracking Issues in Pennsylvania

Meanwhile if you’d like to protect yourself from possible contamination by fracking I urge you to consider paying for a baseline well water test. Then if changes in water quality occur you will have the evidence you need to do something about it.

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About James McMahon

Studied ecology at the University of Illinois, mountain survival at Eastern Washing University, Deep Ecology at Naropa, River Ecology with The Nature Conservancy and Luna Leopold
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