Thursday, February 24, 2011

Drilling Pollutes Home and Groundwater in Bradford County, PA

A young family in Terry Township in Bradford County (PA) is now faced with the possibility of an explosion from methane gas.  They cannot drink their water or cook with it.  They have an ugly water buffalo tank in their front yard which has to be filled every 2 days.  They say their home was once worth $250,000, but now is worth perhaps $35,000.  No one wants a home with bad water. 

Chesapeake Energy is responsible for this serious problem, but have they accepted that?  And aren't there some public officials and gas industry representatives that will tell you there has NEVER been an instance of water contamination due to gas drilling?  How can they get away with that?

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