August 31, 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.
This list identifies cases where PA DEP determined that a private water supply was impacted by oil and gas activities.

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).

Alba Boro, Bradford County

Allegany Township, Potter County

Armenia Township, Bradford County

Asylum Township, Bradford County

Bingham Township, Potter County

Bradford County

Bradford Township, McKean County

Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County

Burlington Township, Bradford County

Charleston Township, Tioga County

Cherry Hill Township, Indiana County

Clover Township, Jefferson County

Clymer Township, Tioga County

Covington Township, Tioga County

Corydon Township, McKean County

Cranberry Township, Venango County

Cross Creek Township, Washington County

Delmar Township, Tioga County

Dimock Township, Susquehanna County

Donegal Township, Westmoreland County

East Wheatfield Township, Indiana County

Elk Township, Clarion County

Elkland Township, Sullivan County

Forks Township, Sullivan County

Forward Township, Butler County

Foster Township, McKean County

Franklin Township, Lycoming County

Glade Township, Warren County

Granville Township, Bradford County

Grugan Township, Clinton County

Gulich Township, Clearfield County

Hamilton Township, McKean County

Hayfield Township, Crawford County

Hickory Township, Forest County

Howe Township, Forest County

Jefferson Township, Fayette County

Jessup Township, Susquehanna County

Jones Township, Elk County

Kingsley Township, Forest County

Knox Township, Jefferson County

Lafayette Township, McKean County

Lenox Township, Susquehanna County

Leroy Township, Bradford County

Limestone Township, Clarion County

Madison Township, Clarion County

McKean County

McNett Township, Lycoming County

Mead Township, Warren County

Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County

Millcreek Township, Erie County

Monroe Township, Bradford County

Moreland, Lycoming County

Nicholson Township, Wyoming County

Oakland Township, Venango County

Oil Creek Township, Crawford County

Oliver Township, Jefferson County

Orwell Township, Bradford County

Pleasant Township, Warren County

Porter Township, Clarion County

Pulaski Township, Lawrence County

Rush Township, Susquehanna County

Sheffield Township, Warren County

Shippen Township, Tioga County

Smithfield Township, Bradford County

Spring Township, Crawford County

Springfield Township, Bradford County

Springville Township, Susquehanna County

Stevens Township, Bradford County

Sugar Grove Township, Warren County

Terry Township, Bradford County

Toby Township, Clarion County

Troy Township, Bradford County

Tuscarora Township, Bradford County

Union Township, Tioga County

Warren Township, Bradford County

Warsaw Township, Jefferson County

Washington Township, Wyoming County

Waterford Township, Erie County

West Burlington Township, Bradford County

West Mahoning Township, Indiana County

West Pike Run Township, Washington County

West Wheatfield Township, Indiana County

Wilmot Township, Bradford County

Windham Township, Bradford County

Winfield Township, Butler County

Winslow Township, Jefferson County

Woodcock Township, Crawford County

Wyalusing Township, Bradford County

Wysox Township, Bradford County