PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Officials with the Marcellus Shale drilling industry made a shocking admission Tuesday morning.
The president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, which represents natural gas companies, said the group now believes the natural gas exploration industry is partly responsible for rising levels of contaminants found in area drinking water.READ MORE: Squirrel Hill Grocery Store Hit With Consumer Alert
The group came to the conclusion after reviewing research from Carnegie Mellon University and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
One of the major factors that led to the conclusion was the discovery of bromide in the water. It’s a salt that is also found in drilling wastewater.
Now, the DEP is calling on Marcellus Shale drillers to stop taking wastewater to 15 treatment plants in the state.READ MORE: Haunted Hills Hayride Reopens Friday Night With New Security Measures
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