Gas drilling causes water contamination in Pennsylvania

10/4/2009 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wastewater from natural-gas drilling contaminated Pennsylvania's Monongahela River last summer, and officials with the state's Department of Environmental Protection reduced the amount of wastewater released to stop the contamination. Nevertheless, contamination levels rose again in August. Meanwhile, gas drilling has created other water problems in the state, observers say. At this point, the state is allowing sewage plants to temporarily take wastewater from drilling operations.

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