Interesting developments in Pennsylvania.
After years of denial by authorities, there is more and more evidence – confirmed by authorities – that shale gas drilling & fracking has led to 100s of instances of water contaminination (243 to be precise).
Seems that – of the the 6000 wells drilled between 2008 and now – 243 led to a contamination of private drinking wells. That is an immediate problem with 1 in every 25 wells. We’ll see what happens when these 1000s of wells get abandoned.
Please use this official report whenever industry says that there are no proven cases, linking fracking to groundwater contamination!
Sample tweet: PA Environment Dep confirms: 243 cases of
#shalegas companies contaminating private #water wells: http://bit.ly/1vW96wj
The article itself: