Article courtesy of Staff of Maryam Jameel | July 6th, 2016 | wnpr | Shared as educational material.
Southern Pennsylvania residents has been experiencing problems with their water wells. The water gives off a strange odor and emanates a yellow color. What’s more, the water carries sand that clogs the faucets in many homes in the area. The state is still testing their water to this day in order to find the source of the water contamination whether it be natural contamination or something introduced by gas exploration. For now residents of the area continue to drink from bottled water in order to avoid acquiring the negative health impacts of chemicals such as manganese and lead. Residents and authorities both suspect the recent oil and gas boom to be the suspect of the contamination. Read the full report here.