Monday, April 19, 2010

Gas Driller Suspended Over Pennsylvania Contamination

April 15, 2010 - Pennsylvania environmental regulators have banned an energy company from drilling in the state until it plugs three wells believed to have contaminated the drinking water supplies of 14 homes in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The Department of Environmental Protection says Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has failed to abide by the terms of a November 2009 agreement to help the residents of Dimock Township, Susquehanna County.Residents filed a federal lawsuit last year alleging that Cabot polluted their wells with methane gas and other contaminants, destroying the value of their homes and threatening their health.


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