February 28, 2015

PA DEP Determination Letters

“The Department investigation indicates that gas well drilling has impacted your water supply.”

Read Laura Legere’s investigative report on damage to PA water supplies.
Read how poor record-keeping by PA DEP blocks transparency.
Read our post on Stray Natural Gas Migration Associated with Oil and Gas Wells.

Despite the oft-repeated gas industry canard that there are no confirmed cases of fracking contaminating water supplies, the following Determination Letters from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection clearly state  that “gas well drilling” has contaminated wells in Bradford County, in municipalities such as Granville, Tuscarora, Terry, Orwell, Wilmot and Monroe Townships, and in Alba Boro.

Many of the letters posted below were obtained by Right to Know requests to the PA DEP filed by Vera Scroggins of “Citizens for Clean Water” located in Susquehanna County, others are from the PA DEP response to the Scranton Times lawsuit, additional releases of Determination Letters and letters given directly to DCS (all redacted).