20 Apr '11, 5pm

BREAKING: Pennsylvania Fracking Spill A Haunting Reminder on BP Anniversary

BREAKING: Pennsylvania Fracking Spill A Haunting Reminder on BP Anniversary

Bradford County's director of public safety said the well, operated by Chesapeake, blew near the surface, spilling thousands and thousands of gallons of frack fluid over containment walls, through fields, personal property and farms, even where cattle continue to graze. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is taking groundwater and stream samples to determine the extent of the damage. Officials said fluids from the well have already contaminated Towanda Creek which feeds into the Susquehanna River, a source of drinking water for millions of people. Chesapeake hasn't made a public comment yet, so it will be interesting to see what the company has to say about this. It's also worth noting that one of the companies responsible for the disaster in the Gulf a year ago today - Halliburton - operates in Bradford County and is a leading supplier of frackin...

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