Oil And Gas Operations Damaged Penn. Water Supplies 209 Times Since ’07

"Oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times since the end of 2007, according to official determinations compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection that the agency is preparing to release for the first time.

State environmental regulators are planning to post the information on DEP’s website this month, but an early version of the spreadsheet was provided to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in response to an open records request.

The spreadsheet lists the 209 affected water supplies by county, municipality and the date regulators concluded that activities related to oil or gas extraction were to blame for contaminating or diminishing the flow to a water source."

Laura Legere reports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette July 22, 2014.


"Pennsylvania Regulator Faulted for Lax Role in Fracking" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"Oil And Gas Extraction Damaged Pennsylvania Water Sources Over 200 Times Since 2007" (AP)

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 07/23/2014