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Southpointe PA: EPA Hearing on Marcellus Shale Drilling

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 23, 2010

The EPA held a hearing in Southepointe, Pennsylvania yesterday to discuss drilling in the Marcellus Shale:

Concerns about the risk of water contamination and public health problems from Marcellus Shale drilling dominated a sometimes loud U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Southpointe attended by 1,200 people Thursday night. Although EPA officials told those in attendance the meeting was not about drilling policy, most of the more than 100 speakers let it be known that they oppose Marcellus Shale drilling in the state, and many shared personal stories of contaminated wells, dead farm animals and damaged health. They attributed the problems to water contamination caused by the deep gas drilling operations that are increasing quickly through much of the state.

Full article: Southpointe EPA Hearing Results – post-gazette.com

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