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Has well fracking harmed the environment and water supply in your community?
Well fracking fluid spills have tainted water supplies in New York and Pennyslvania
The article was written in response to rules proposed by New York State’s environmental regulators on how to safely drill in the Marcellus Shale — a subterranean layer of rock curving northward from West Virginia through Ohio and Pennsylvania to New York’s southern tier.
This proposed area is rich with natural gas deposits and could help the region's economy.
"If done carefully — and in carefully selected places — drilling should cause minimal environmental harm," the Times editorial board wrote of the proposed well fracking.
The editorial cautioned that regulators amend the rules to prohibit well fracking in the New York City watershed.
That area encompasses a million acres of forests and farmlands whose streams supply the reservoirs that send drinking water to eight million people.
"Accidental leaks could threaten public health and require a filtration system the city can ill afford," said the article.
Families living near gas drilling facilities in states such as Pennsylvania and New York have complained that their water has turned cloudy, foul-smelling, or even black as a result of chemicals used in a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or "well fracking."
Well fracking fluid spills
Energy companies maintain that their drilling chemicals are heavily diluted and injected safely into gas reservoirs thousands of feet beneath aquifers, so they will never seep into drinking water supplies.
Yet spills do occur and communities nearby worry it has taken a toll on people's health.
On September 25, Pennsylvania regulators ordered Cabot Oil & Gas Corp to halt well fracking operations in one county after it admitted three recent spills of fracking fluid.
What you can do about well fracking
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