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Report Shows How Fracking Industry Failure to Follow Regulations Impacts Human Health: EcoWatch

Report Shows How Fracking Industry Failure to Follow Regulations Impacts Human Health: EcoWatch

Allowing toxic chemicals to flow off drilling sites and into local soil and water . In July 2012, for example, Chief Oil & Gas was cited by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) when the company allowed 4,700 gallons of hydrochloric acid to flow off of its drilling site in Leroy Township, Bradford County, and into nearby Towanda Creek, causing a fish kill. Endangering drinking water through improper well construction . Well problems, including leaks, contaminated drinking water supplies in as many as 243 cases across Pennsylvania between December 2007 and August 2014—81 of them between 2011 and 2014. In one such case Carrizo (Marcellus) LLC was cited for failing to properly restore a water supply its fracking activities had contaminated. Dumping industrial waste into local waterways. One operator, EQT Production, was cited twice in 2012 by the Penns...

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/27/fracking-industrys-failure...

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