Groups Call on Pennsylvania Officials and EPA to Take Legal Action Against Polluting Fracking Company

The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of PennEnvironment, the Responsible Drilling Alliance, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Clean Water Action, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, and PennFuture, asks Pennsylvania and EPA officials to investigate significant discharges to ground and surface water at EQT Production Company’s hydraulic fracturing site in Duncan Township, Tioga County, PA. The events described in the letter stem primarily from a 5-million gallon leaking, unauthorized, waste impoundment that polluted Rock Run, a “Class A Wild Trout” water, caused significant groundwater contamination, and resulted in vast swaths of dead and stressed vegetation. Discovered in May 2012, the impoundment leaked because there were over 100 holes and tears in the liner.

Read the letter to Pennsylvania and EPA officials here, and view attachments here.