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The Times
  • EPA: Dimock, Pa., well water OK

  • Federal regulators say the latest well-water test results for the northeastern Pennsylvania village of Dimock do not show unsafe levels of contamination.

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  • Federal regulators say the latest well-water test results for the northeastern Pennsylvania village of Dimock do not show unsafe levels of contamination.
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed testing at 61 homes in Dimock, where a gas driller is blamed by some residents and anti-drilling groups for polluting the aquifer.
    EPA released data on the final 12 homes Friday. The agency says the latest sampling "did not show levels of contaminants that would give EPA reason to take further action." Regulators say one home did show an elevated level of methane.
    Cabot and pro-industry groups have said the EPA testing shows the water is safe. Residents who are suing Cabot and anti-drilling activists accuse EPA of misrepresenting the data.
    Dimock has been at the center of a debate over the environmental and health effects of Marcellus Shale drilling.

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