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Do gas wells pose health risk?

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, In : Pennsylvania 

Expert says more research needed

Dr. Volz, speaking to a seminar audience of about 300 at Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health in Oakland on Friday, said emissions of a variety of hazardous air and water contaminants from well wastewater ponds -- including benzene, toluene and xylene -- is clearly a cause for public health concern, especially as the number of deep wells multiply in the coming years.


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Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, In : Pennsylvania 
Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, June 24, 2010, that a resident of Sheffield, Pennsylvania and a resident of La Quinta, California, have been sentenced in federal court in Erie as a result of their felony convictions for violating the Safe Drinking Water Act by unlawfully injecting brine produced from an oil drilling operation.

United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin imposed the sentences on...
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Ruling gives towns power over drillers

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, In : Pennsylvania 

Ruling gives towns power over drillers
Published: August 23, 2010

By Elizabeth Skrapits

Would local officials be powerless to stop a natural gas company from
drilling a natural gas well in the middle of a housing development?

Not according to a new state court ruling, which affirms the right of
municipal and county officials to limit natural gas drilling to certain
districts, such as agricultural, mining or manufactu...
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Fatal PA Gas Well Explosion Burns for Hours

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Sunday, July 25, 2010, In : Pennsylvania 

“A spokesperson from Congressman Maurice Hinchey's office said that this latest accident underlines the need for oversight into the drilling industry because there are  "lots of risks" to industry workers and the public.”


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Gas well blast ignites blaze, kills 2 in Indiana Township

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Sunday, July 25, 2010, In : Pennsylvania 

July 24, 2010

The explosion occurred in a remote, wooded area off Rich Hill Road at 9:48 a.m., shaking nearby houses and sending a plume of black smoke into the air, officials said. The power of the blast flung a nearby oil storage tank that measured 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide more than 70 yards, Full said.

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Pa. Residents Sue Gas Driller Over Polluted Wells

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Saturday, November 21, 2009, In : Pennsylvania 

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) -- Pat Farnelli says there's something in the water at her house. The last time she drank it, she says she vomited four times. It's made her children sick, too.

Like her neighbors in this rural community 15 miles south of the New York border, Farnelli signed a lease with a major natural gas driller to explore a potentially lucrative formation beneath her land. Now Farnelli and others are plaintiffs in a laws...

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Scientific American: With Natural Gas Drilling Boom, Pennsylvania Faces Flood of Wastewater

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, In : Pennsylvania 

A spate of water contamination problems in Pennsylvania have been linked to new natural gas drilling in the state

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Water Problems From Drilling Are More Frequent Than PA Officials Said

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Saturday, August 8, 2009, In : Pennsylvania 


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