Fracking Operations Leave Many Pennsylvania Residents Worried About Water Quality04:19
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Workers lay the pipes of a gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012.It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty) MoreCloseclosemore
US-Energy-Gas-Environment Workers lay the pipes of a gas pipeline outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012.It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty)

A draft report last year from the Environmental Protection Agency said the drinking water contamination related to hydraulic fracturing was not widespread or systemic. But, Pennsylvania residents who live near drilling operations have filed thousands of complaints, and sometimes waited for years for answers about the quality of their water.

That’s left some isolated communities to fend for themselves in a quest for clean water. Maryam Jameel from the Center for Public Integrity reports.

Read more via the Center for Public Integrity.

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Maryam Jameel, reporter at the Center For Public Integrity. She tweets @mrym_jml.

This segment aired on July 26, 2016.

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