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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Frackers ordered to reveal drilling chemicals

The 25-count lawsuit charges Range with negligence, partly over allegations it allowed a hole to develop in the impoundment pond’s liner and contaminate the soil and groundwater.
Image of Yeager Impoundment in Amwell Township

 "All suppliers to Range Resources’ drilling site and fracking impoundment in Amwell Township must turn over a detailed list of their product’s formula under a lawsuit filed by nearby residents who claim they were sickened by the operation, a Washington County court order states. President Judge Debbie O’Dell Seneca gave 40 contractors and subcontractors to the Southpointe-based Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration company’s Yeager site on McAdams Road 30 days to provide the court with all chemicals, components or substances used there since 2009, court records show. Her Tuesday order followed a status conference Thursday on the July 2012 lawsuit filed by Cecil Township attorneys John and Kendra Smith on behalf of eight Amwell residents who also claim the drilling project contaminated their well water."