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Reuters: US Finds Water Polluted Near Gas-Drilling Sites
September 3, 2009, 9:15 am
Filed under: News

Thu Aug 27, 2009
By Jon Hurdle

PHILADELPHIA, Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. government scientists have for the first time found chemical contaminants in drinking water wells near natural gas drilling operations, fueling concern that a gas-extraction technique is endangering the health of people who live close to drilling rigs.

The Environmental Protection Agency found chemicals that researchers say may cause illnesses including cancer, kidney failure, anemia and fertility problems in water from 11 of 39 wells tested around the Wyoming town of Pavillion in March and May this year.

The report issued this month did not reach a conclusion about the cause of contamination but named gas drilling as a potential source.

Read further at http://in.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idINN2731170120090827

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