Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Natural Gas Drilling Contaminates Private Water Wells in Pennsylvania

March 11, 2009 - Drilling by a natural gas extraction company caused methane contamination in private water wells in Susquehanna County's Dimock Twp., state regulators say.

The state Department of Environmental Protection notified Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. in a Feb. 27 letter the company is in violation of two state laws -- the Clean Streams Law and the Oil and Gas Act -- for allowing natural gas to contaminate groundwater in the vicinity of Carter Road.

The notice of violation comes amid an ongoing investigation into a New Year's Day explosion that shattered a concrete slab covering a private water well in the township. The company has until Friday to submit a plan to DEP to resolve the violations.

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B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. said...

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Brian Oram, PG
B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc.