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Sat Jan 7, 2012, 11:59 AM

PA Village Waiting On H20 Shipments After Fracking Allegedly Destroyed Its Wells

A Pennsylvania Village Is Waiting On Water Shipments From The EPA After Fracking Allegedly Destroyed Its Wells

AP | Jan. 7, 2012, 6:21 AM

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/dimock-fracking-water-epa-2012-1#ixzz1imx9tuRy


Pennsylvania village where a natural gas driller has been accused of tainting water wells with methane and possibly hazardous chemicals say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is promising to deliver fresh water.

Homeowners in Dimock Township have been without a reliable supply of clean water since Houston-based driller Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. stopped making daily deliveries more than a month ago.

Three Dimock residents say the EPA told them Friday it's hiring a private contractor to deliver water to their homes about 20 miles south of the New York state line. The EPA says no decision has been made.

Cabot has been blamed for polluting an aquifer but denies responsibility for the contamination. It won permission from Pennsylvania environmental regulators to stop delivering water to Dimock on Nov. 30.


```and....posted by cal04,

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101415485

Northeast Ohio rocked by 11th earthquake linked to Youngstown injection wells
http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/northeast-ohio-rocked-by-11th-earthquake-linked-to-youngstown-injection-wells-1.252977

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The 4.0-magnitude quake was centered near Youngstown, reported the U.S. Geological Survey and the Ohio Earthquake Information Center.

The earthquake at 3:05 p.m. was felt as far away as Michigan, Ontario, Pennsylvania and New York, reported Michael C. Hansen, state geologist and coordinator of the Ohio Seismic Network, part of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geological Survey.

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The quake was the 11th over the last eight months in Mahoning County, all within two miles of the injection wells, he said. Saturday’s quake was the largest yet.

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There is “little doubt” that the quake is linked to injection wells that the state and the owner agreed on Friday to shut down, Hansen said.


Ohio Earthquake Linked To Fracking Injection Wells
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/01/02/396294/ohio-earthquake-fracking/

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Reply PA Village Waiting On H20 Shipments After Fracking Allegedly Destroyed Its Wells (Original post)
G_j Jan 2012 OP
MH1 Jan 2012 #1
G_j Jan 2012 #12
gateley Jan 2012 #2
think Jan 2012 #3
PA Democrat Jan 2012 #4
hootinholler Jan 2012 #5
newspeak Jan 2012 #6
hootinholler Jan 2012 #7
G_j Jan 2012 #8
hootinholler Jan 2012 #9
G_j Jan 2012 #10
Agony Jan 2012 #11
Patiod Jan 2012 #13
Earth_First Jan 2012 #14
G_j Jan 2012 #16
Odin2005 Jan 2012 #15

Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:01 PM

1. With Corbett as governor "Pennsylvania environmental regulators" is an oxymoron. nt

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Response to MH1 (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 02:24 AM

12. yea,

what a joke that is, and blatantly dishonest, par for the course.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:02 PM

2. "Allegedly". nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:03 PM

3. Republican values...

 

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 12:11 PM

4. "Pennsylvania regulators" = Corbett-appointed drilling industry toadies

I would call Corbett a frack whore, but that is an insult to whores. Whores do not sell what does not belong to them.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 01:24 PM

5. I thought the EPA's job was to prevent this shit in the first place

Not to provide clean water afterward.

Why isn't Cabot being held accountable?

Why isn't there a moratorium on fracking?

Why are we allowing this gas to be shipped overseas?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 01:52 PM

6. and the repugs and some dinos want a corporate free for all

just for corporate profit, greed, they put many americans at risk. And, expect more of the same, our family's health will be at risk, more americans will lose whatever is left because of more and more WS, corporate scams like enron, S&L and mortgage gate.

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Response to newspeak (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 01:57 PM

7. Privatize the profit

Socialize the risk.

It's an old play by the monied elite.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 09:02 PM

8. fast track on fracking

some very powerful interests see fracking as THE FUTURE.

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Response to G_j (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 09:10 PM

9. Absolutely!

It's clean don't you know! Those big LNG terminals appear to be for export, not import.

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 10:26 PM

10. you got it

$$$$

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Jan 7, 2012, 10:43 PM

11. Marcellus Shale reality tour

OK... if you have been paying attention you have probably seen a zillion of these but I think this one is still worth a look.



It is very much about peoples water...

Cheers in spite of the fact that we are screwed!
Agony

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 12:22 PM

13. Hey New Jersey! This is what Christie wants for you!

Come one, come all - get on the fracking train!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 12:24 PM

14. UPDATE: EPA cancels scheduled water delivery

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 06:18 PM

16. "the about-face left residents furious,

confused and let down.." What next?

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 12:48 PM

15. The Pukes want to turn the whole country into a Superfund site.

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