December 13, 2017

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PA: Fracking Waste Tainted Groundwater, Soil at 3 Sites

Leaks of fracking waste water from 3 impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 6, 2014

Leaks of fracking waste water from three impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater, prompting the state to issue a violation notice at one … Continue reading

Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water, EPA Now Concludes

The acknowledgment of instances of fracking-related water contamination marks a notable reversal for the Obama administration
By Neela Banerjee, InsideClimate News, June 5, 2015

After years of asserting that hydraulic fracturing has never tainted drinking water, the Obama administration issued a long-awaited study of the controversial oil and gas production … Continue reading

PA DEP Admits Drilling Probe Error in Range Inquiry

Tainted-water hearing targets Range inquiry
By Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2014

The state Department of Environmental Protection might have used incomplete and inaccurate test information to decide whether chemicals leaking from a Marcellus Shale wastewater impoundment and a drill cuttings pit contaminated a water well and springs in … Continue reading

Don’t Use Our Water for Fracking

Drilling operations could reduce the value of a home that is dependent on well water by up to 22.4 percent of its market value
By Elisabeth N. Radow, timesunion.com, April 2, 2014

A home typically represents a family’s most valuable asset and, historically, is a place people can exercise control … Continue reading

Drillers Silence Fracking Claims With Sealed Settlements

Because agreements [with frackers] are almost always shrouded by non-disclosure pacts…no one can say for sure how many there are
By Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Mark Drajem, Bloomberg.com, June 6, 2013

The companies insisted hydraulic fracturing — the technique they used to free underground gas — wasn’t the cause. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

Fracking Our Food Supply

In collaboration with the Food and Environment Reporting Network
By Elizabeth Royte, The Nation, Dec. 17, 2012

CLICK HERE to View Elizabeth Royte’s Interview on The Leonard Lopate Show.

In a Brooklyn winery on a sultry July evening, an elegant crowd sips rosé and nibbles trout plucked from the … Continue reading

List of the Harmed

People and animals harmed by fracking, complied from media reports
By Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Water and Air, Dec. 15, 2012
CLICK HERE to download the latest List of the Harmed as a pdf.
1. Pam Judy
Location:
Carmichaels, PA
Gas Facility:
Compressor station 780 feet away
Exposure:
Air
Symptoms:
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Does an Old EPA Fracking Study Provide Proof of Contamination?

1984 EPA Report:  Fracking Contaminated Drinking Water

Three articles dealing with an early but ignored proof of aquifer contamination from hydraulic fracturing. The process was much milder then (in 1984) – less pressure, less volume, less chemicals, but “The report concluded that hydraulic fracturing fluids or gel used by the … Continue reading

A Colossal Fracking Mess

The dirty truth behind the new natural gas.
By Christopher Bateman (Vanity Fair)

Early on a spring morning in the town of Damascus, in northeastern Pennsylvania, the fog on the Delaware River rises to form a mist that hangs above the tree-covered hills on either side. A buzzard swoops in … Continue reading