Drilling Rig Pollutes Well Water in Susquehanna County

Drinking water to at least three (3) properties in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania suffered methane gas pollution due to faulty drilling procedures by Cabot Natural Gas according to DEP officials. The water pollution violations occurred in September, 2011. DEP failed to post the violations as required by law. DEP officials noted failure to post was an “oversight”. Meanwhile, Cabot is supplying fresh water to the affected properties and is trying to correct the problems. Water contamination at or near natural gas drilling rig sites has been a primary issue with environmental groups overseeing natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale drilling regions of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

The thirteen (13) personal injury lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP–DLP–PENNSYLVANIA TRUCK ACCIDENT, DRILLING RIG ACCIDENT AND CATASTROPHIC INJURY LAWYERS–continue to follow this and other natural gas drilling issues in Tioga, Susquehanna, Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, and Wyoming Counties Pennsylvania.