The state is out with new information about how many private drinking water wells have been contaminated due to drilling activities.
The Department of Environmental Protection has put a drilling company on notice after drinking water was contaminated by gas drilling wastewater in Westmoreland County.
A year ago the Rex Energy Corporation started its “fracking” operations. About a mile from the site, 11 families living in the Woodlands neighborhood said they began having serious water issues.
It’s a word few us knew about three years ago, but one that now provokes raw emotion. Fracking is the use of water and chemicals to extract natural gas from shale formations under the ground.