"Federal Agency Contradicts EPA On Contamination In Dimock"

"When U.S. EPA ended its investigation of drilling and drinking water contamination in Dimock, Pa., the agency said the water was safe to drink.

Now, another federal agency looking at the same data says it wasn't safe.

"Some chemicals, including methane, found in private water wells are of health and safety concern in the Dimock area," said Robert Helverson, an environmental health scientist at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

ATSDR issued a health consultation report Tuesday recommending that people in Dimock "take steps to reduce health risks" caused by the water in their wells."

Mike Soraghan reports for EnergyWire May 26, 2016.


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Source: EnergyWire, 05/27/2016