Methane, fracking fluids and other drilling chemicals have been documented as entering waterways via leaking wells, spills, pipeline breaks, well blowouts, truck accidents and floods.  In addition to rendering water wells undrinkable and causing illnesses, poisoned waters have killed farm animals, wildlife, fish and vegetation. Recently in Pennsylvania, after 13 years of denial that it contaminated drinking wells in the community of Dimock, a gas producer pleaded guilty to 17 felony counts, paid large fines, and must replace the community’s water system.


Last Modified: May 26, 2023