Dimock wells

    The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority has approved the construction of public water lines several miles into a rural community in Dimock Pa. after it was determined that natural gas has ruined the wells of a number of private homes.

    Environmental advocates and the home owners believe nearby natural gas drilling in the area was responsible for contaminating the well water. Pro-drilling forces have consistently said no conclusive evidence exists as to the cause of gas migration into the wells.

    WHYY’s Senior Health and Science Reporter Kerry Grens is chasing this story. Today she spoke to Dr. Paul Marchetti of Pennvest for some inside details. Catch her report on All Things Considered this afternoon.

    And learn more about natural gas drilling in the state at WHYY’s continuing coverage of “The Shale Game.”

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.