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TRUE CONFESSION: I Live In The Middle Of A Fracking Area...

• http://www.businessinsider.com, Rob Wile

In December, EPA tests revealed the presence of "synthetic chemicals, like glycols and alcohols consistent with gas production and hydraulic fracturing fluids, benzene concentrations well above Safe Drinking Water Act standards and high methane levels."

More recently, the agency announced new USGS test results were consistent with its December results that fracking likely contaminated groundwater there.

Encana, the company behind the fracking in Pavillion, has said the tests contain flaws.

But for residents in the area, it's all a bunch of noise.

"I think it's all a money game," Jana Peterson, who manages the Buckaroo Bar on Center Street, told us by phone recently. "If people want to get an outrageous amount of money for their farms…the squeaky wheel gets the oil."

"This community, for 50 years or more, it's always had shi**y water."
 
 

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