22 Apr '11, 1am

Pennsylvania Fracking Well Blows Out, Spewing Salt Water & Drilling Fluid: Image credit:wiki... th.bp #green #USRC

Pennsylvania Fracking Well Blows Out, Spewing Salt Water & Drilling Fluid: Image credit:wiki... th.bp #green #USRC

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A blowout at a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania spilled thousands of gallons of chemical-laced water Wednesday, contaminating a stream and leading officials to ask seven families who live nearby to evacuate as crews struggled to stop the gusher. Chesapeake Energy Corp. lost control of the well site near Canton, in Bradford County, around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, officials said. Tainted water flowed from the site all day Wednesday, though by the mid-afternoon, workers had managed to divert the extremely salty water away from the stream.

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