In 1930, my greatgrandparents purchased a beautiful farm in Bradford County, PA, in a little hamlet called French Azilum. In the summer, we spent time there, resting, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying the wild flowers, the bright stars and planets on a clear moonlit night, and swimming in the Susquehanna River. If gas drilling is allowed to continue, Bradford County and all of Pennsylvania will be forever changed, ruined beyond repair.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Dimock Story Continues: Another Major Chemical Spill
PressConnects of Greater Binghamton, NY, reported today that between 6,000 and 8,000 gallons of an agent used to stimulate natural gas production LEAKED from a pipe at a drilling operation and contaminated a nearby wetland and stream in Dimock, Susquehanna County, PA, according to the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The spill occurred Wednesday, September 16th, at the Heitsman Well and flowed into Stevens Creek and a nearby wetland. Cabot operates the well. There were two separate spills Wednesday- one in the afternoon (25-50 barrels) and one in the evening (about 140 barrels). An investigation is underway to determine what chemicals were released into the environment. Read the full article here. September 19th Update from PressConnects.com
DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY! WE ARE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF DIMOCK WHO CONTINUE TO SUFFER AT THE HANDS OF CABOT OIL