EPA releases 20 new Dimock water test results – News – The Times-Tribune

EPA releases 20 new Dimock water test results – News – The Times-Tribune.

My quick scan shows 6/31 water wells above the absolutely critical/dangerous level of 28 mg/L for methane. This is 20%,  well above the expected baseline prevalence of about 1%. What will haunt this community situation is the lack of baseline water well testing. – because the driller never got baseline tests.

There are lotta other data at the link.  View the Data HERE


Stanley R Scobie, Ph.D., Binghamton, NY, US

Senior Fellow. Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for healthy energy


EPA releases 20 new Dimock water test results

By Laura Legere (Staff Writer)
Published: April 6, 2012

Federal regulators have released the second set of sampling results from their investigation in Dimock Twp.

The Environmental Protection Agency found that the 20 new results – like the first 11 released three weeks ago – “did not show levels of contaminants that would give EPA reason to take immediate action,” spokesman Roy Seneca said in a statement Friday.

A spreadsheet of the results from all 31 wells can be found at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/states/pa.html under “Dimock, PA activities.”

The agency has now released about half of the data collected between Jan. 23 and Feb. 15 during sampling in an area of Dimock where the agency is investigating the potential impact of nearby natural gas drilling on water supplies. The EPA took samples from 61 homes.

View the Data HERE

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