Article courtesy of Kyle Bagenstose | December 6th, 2016 | The Intelligencer | Shared as educational material. Investigations concerning water contamination are being conducted after it was found that a few private wells in Buckingham, Doylestown Township and Plumstead that have PFOA and PFOS above the safe level suggested by the EPA. Homes that are […]
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 report found that in the past few years, Pennsylvania had more instances of high lead content in the water systems of schools and day cares than any other state.
Directional drilling and hydraulic-fracturing technologies are dramatically increasing natural-gas extraction. In aquifers overlying the Marcellus and Utica shale formations of northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York, we document systematic evidence for methane contamination of drinking water associated with shale-gas extraction.
Though the gas industry claims fracking is safe and doesn’t harm drinking water, that story doesn’t match what many landowners report from the fracking fields.
Residential water wells near Marcellus shale fracking in northeast Pennsylvania were more likely to contain higher levels of diesel-like chemicals, especially if the gas well had a history of environmental health and safety violations, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. But the study found the contamination came from surface spills of hydraulic fracturing fluid, not fracking compounds that were injected deep underground.
In a letter to its residents the City of York explains how they violated a drinking water standard.
The U.S. EPA said Friday evening that cleanup efforts will continue next week after 1,700 gallons of oil spilled into a creek that feeds the Shenango River.
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) last week released its third report on water quality conditions in select watersheds in the Marcellus shale region of the Susquehanna River Basin. Prior to 2010, when SRBC began collecting the data through its state-of-the-art Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network (RWQMN), little to no water quality data existed for many smaller streams in northern Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.
A status report on the Chesapeake Bay finds Pennsylvania has a lot of work to do if it’s going to meet pollution reduction goals and avoid sanctions from the federal government. Of the 6 states plus Washington, DC in the Bay’s watershed, Pennsylvania is the only lagging so far behind.
A proposed housing development in Ferguson Township has caused a flood of concerns about the safety of the area’s drinking water. The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors is currently considering whether to give the go ahead on a new Toll Brothers housing complex called the Cottages at State College, but a wave of public opposition appears be rising.
In Bradford County in Pennsylvania, water from taps in three homes, just 1.2miles from shale gas wells connected to local fracking, was found to have small amounts of substances used in the process.