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Gas Drilling Explosion Highlights Problems of Proximity to Homes and Schools

Delaware Riverkeeper Network | February 13, 2014 6:19 pm | Comments


On Feb. 11, the town of Dunkard, PA was rocked by an explosion at a Chevron Appalachia natural gas drilling site. Yesterday the fire was still burning. One worker was reported injured and another as missing.


According to press reports, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Chris Abruzzo said it was “fortunate” that the nearest house was about a half mile away from the exploding drilling site.

While Abruzzo is busy thanking fortune for protecting families and the community from the devastating explosion, it is his agency that continues to fight to reinstate Governor Corbett’s pro-drilling Act 13—the law that would allow gas well pads and  their attendant infrastructure and harms, to be built just 300 feet from homes, schools, day care centers, hospitals or any other structure in Pennsylvania.for the rest of this story please click the link to EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/13/gas-drilling-explosion-proximity-home-schools/

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