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New Data Sheds Light on Well Contamination in Pennsylvania

Data from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection includes more than 200 cases of possible water well contamination by wastewater from drilling involving conventional and shale gas wells.

An oil & gas drilling rig is drilling a well for Pioneer Natural Resources in the Eagle Ford Shale formation near Yorktown.

Data released by regulators from Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection included more than 200 cases involving water wells that may have been contaminated by wastewater from drilling involving conventional gas wells as well as shale gas wells. The data was released following numerous lawsuits and open-records requests by news outlets, including The Associated Press. (Water Online)

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