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EPA Says Water Safe to Drink in Town With Gas-Fracking Woes

Tests of water wells in Dimock, Pennsylvania, found none with unsafe levels of contamination tied to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said after a final round of testing.

The agency, responding to complaints from homeowners about murky water and water that could be ignited, tested 61 wells. In results released today, it found none of the wells had contamination exceeding federal safe drinking-water standards. Results at one home had elevated levels of methane, according to the agency, which doesn’t set maximum limits for the gas.