Tuesday, July 31, 2012

EPA Issues Report Outlining the Drinking Water Sampling in Dimock, Pa.

On July 25th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicized the results of water well tests in Dimock, Pa. Of the 64 wells tested, there was an elevated level of arsenic, barium, or manganese in four of the wells. However, the EPA determined that all of these substances were naturally occurring, and not the result of hydraulic fracturing. The levels of naturally occurring contaminates were so low the residences’ existing water treatment systems negated any health concern. The EPA determined that no further action was required and will not be conducting any further tests.
Written by Joseph Negaard, Research Assistant
Penn State Law, Agricultural Law Center
July 31, 2012

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