13 Susquehanna County families sue over gas drilling

Sep 16, 2010 Full story: Times Leader 10

Lenox Township residents claim hydraulic fracturing has contaminated drinking water.

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#1 Sep 16, 2010
come on people , did you have that well tested, 20 years ago , 10 years ago, 5 years ago????? Show documentation then complain about the fracking.......How do you know it was not always there, since we set on top of it??????????

Cooperstown, NY

#2 Sep 16, 2010
Well I would imagine that they couldn't light their drinking water on fire before. That might be proof!

Cooperstown, NY

#3 Sep 16, 2010
I also do not recall wells blowing up before either.

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Sep 22, 2010
Johnson6 wrote:
Well I would imagine that they couldn't light their drinking water on fire before. That might be proof!
Actually, my grandfather used to tell me when he was a child they could light turn on the water and gas would come out that they could set on fire.

Cooperstown, NY

#5 Sep 29, 2010
Yes, I do agree we have had isolated problems with it. But by far never had such issues widespread. I'm just saying balance on both sides is an issue. You can hammer a believe either way to convince someone that its true. But if we are real about it, we truly never had these many complaints that had facts to back them up.

Longs, SC

#6 Oct 5, 2010
I don't know ,water has always had sulffer & we had no one to SUE.

Thompson, PA

#7 Oct 13, 2010
here we go again, the same people who where more than happy to except a check for their land are now the ones to complain, if this was such a problem then why did everyone sign the lease, i do not believe they had gones when asked if you wanted to lease the land, and get paid for it. we all new what drilling was and it didnt stop anyone from signing the leases. You did to yourselves, the almighty dollar was important. i am sure everyone was smiling while spending their share of the small fortune. its the price we pay

Thompson, PA

#8 Oct 13, 2010
sorry meant Guns not gones

Sugar Run, PA

#9 Jan 14, 2011
Johnson6 wrote:
Well I would imagine that they couldn't light their drinking water on fire before. That might be proof!
How many people tried to set their water on fire before they came?

Plainfield, NJ

#10 Aug 28, 2012
as a conservative: don't do it/put it in your mouth until proven to be safe!

simple. why take dumb risks -- just because some big company tells you to, and maybe gives you a few bucks?

let big biz fight its own fights -- at least let them pay you and your grandkids enough to make their possible disease and/or loss of land worthwhile?! 20k for your mineral rights won't even cover a week at the hospital, folks.

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