A group of activists and celebrities, including actor Mark Ruffalo, were scheduled to deliver 25 five-gallon jugs of clean water to residents of Dimock Township, Pennsylvania as part of the “Clean Water in Dimock” protest.
The protest, which according to Citizensvoice.com, includes members of the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition, was organized in response to the condition of well water for 11 area families. Organizers say the well water has been contaminated with chemicals, including methane and radioactive material.
According to Citizensvoice.com, the state Department of Environmental Protection found Cabot Oil & Gas responsible for contaminating the wells and ordered the company to supply clean drinking water to the families. However, last month, the DEP allowed Cabot to stop the water delivery, citing the drinking water was not considered a health threat.
Citizensvoice.com reports activists were set to hold a Tuesday morning press conference on the steps of New York City Hall in New York City before taking a bus to deliver the clean New York state drinking water to Dimock.