EPA Briefs Homeowners: Don’t Drink, Cook with Water Impacted by Chesapeake Energy Blowout in Bradford County, PA

When a Marcellus Shale gas well operated by Chesapeake Energy blew out on April 20th, thousands of gallons of fracking flowback spewed onto farmland and into Towanda Creek, a tributary to the Susquehanna River. The EPA just began briefing homeowners nearby about the test results on those homeowners’ water wells.

WNEP Newswatch 16 spoke with some of those homeowners yesterday and reported,

“The Morses tell Newswatch 16 the EPA’s testing confirmed what they already knew: that high levels of sodium showed up in their well. The couple is still drinking bottled water as a precaution.…”

Read the full article on the Protecting our Waters blog.

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