When will we say ‘enough’ to drillers’ mistakes?

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As a lifelong resident of Washington County, I was not surprised to read the article “Fracking Waste Tainted Groundwater Soil at Three Washington County Sites” (Aug. 6). Companies are moving into this area and setting up their drilling rigs. So many homes and local farms have been bought out by these companies to use their land for drilling, for a pretty penny I might add.

This article explains that there have been leaks of fracking wastewater at three Range Resources sites that have contaminated groundwater and soil.

There have been numerous other industrial accidents resulting in poisoned drinking water and other undesirable accidents from large gas drilling companies in this area. I wonder how many of these accidents go unreported.

How many more of these incidents are we going to let happen in our area before someone realizes that maybe the oil and gas industry has overstayed its welcome? It is unacceptable that these companies are now not only affecting the area we live in but also making sloppy mistakes that could possibly harm someone.


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