Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Post-Gazette: 209 Water Supplies Damaged By Drilling Since Late 2007

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported information from the Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday which shows 209 water supplies were affected by drilling since the end of 2007.
Bradford County had the highest number of affected wells at 48, followed by Susquehanna County-- 35, McKean County-- 24 and Forest County-- 17.
DEP found 18 cases of water supply impacts in 2008, 47 in 2009, 34 in 2010, 34 in 2011, 35 in 2012, 33 in 2013 and five through May of this year out of about 20,000 wells drilled so far.
DEP will post more detailed information on affect water supplies and the enforcement actions taken by the agency to ensure water supplies are restored in the near future.  DEP is voluntarily sharing this information with the public without formal requests from the news media as has been the case in the past.
NewsClip: DEP: 209 Water Supplies Damaged By Drilling Since Late 2007

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