Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Federal agency cancels water delivery to Dimock, Pa.

COMMENT: Why did the EPA abruptly cancel delivery of fresh water to residents of Dimock?  Supplying untainted water admits contamination. Curiously, the feds discontinued the supply of clean drinking water to the citizens of Pavillon Wyoming as well........

January 7th, 2012
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency abruptly changed its mind Saturday about delivering fresh water to residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania village where residential wells were found to be tainted by a natural gas drilling operation.

Only 24 hours after promising them water, EPA officials informed residents of Dimock that a tanker truck wouldn't be coming after all. The about-face left residents furious, confused and let down -- and, once again, scrambling for water for bathing, washing dishes and flushing toilets.

Agency officials would not explain why they reneged on their promise, or say whether water would be delivered at some point....continued.....