Posts Tagged ‘fracking’

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.

Fracking Waste Liquid Disposal Raises Concerns

The Philadelphia Inquirer today reports on issues outstanding over disposal of fracking waste water/liquids following earthquakes at a waste disposal deep well site near Youngstown Ohio. The fracking drilling process in the Marcellus shale region of Pennsylvania creates significant liquid waste containing many pollutants. Originally processed and released into Pennsylvania streams and rivers, the waste is now either recycled–the preferred method according to gas industry leaders—or trucked to deep well disposal sites mostly in Ohio. Environmental critics are citing the Youngstown earthquakes as another example of unregulated drilling and disposal of hazardous waste. Industry insiders note that there are hundreds of deep well disposal sites, and the Youngstown site earthquakes are unusual events and not the norm.

The thirteen (13) lawyers at Dougherty Leventhal Price LLP-DLP–PENNSYLVANIA CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT/INJURY LAWYERS–continue to follow this and other isuues affecting the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling regions of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. DLP has been hired recently to handle gas truck accidents, quarry explosion accident,, fracking pump explosion accident and auto/gas truck accidents in Tioga, Susquehanna, Wyoming and Bradford Counties, Pennsylvania.