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FRACKING Penn. Report Left Out Poison in Water Ralph Wilson / AP Photo

Penn. Report Left Out Poison in Water

Officials in Pennsylvania reported on Friday that reports from a test of drinking water from a private well near a natural-gas extraction site were incomplete, leaving out data indicating the presence of toxic metals in the water. The scientist in charge of the tests claims that her lab tested for a variety of metals but only reported on those requested by the state government. The information was provided during a lawsuit charging that fracking and storing the resulting wastewater near the well had contaminated the drinking water and made at least seven people sick.

November 3, 2012 8:44 AM