Federal environmental officials say that testing has revealed contamination in three private water wells in northeastern Pennsylvania following an April blowout at a natural gas drilling site.
Environmental Protection Agency spokesman Roy Seneca said Friday that EPA took water samples from seven private water wells in the vicinity of the blowout at a Chesapeake Energy Corp. drilling site near Canton, Bradford County.
EPA briefed residents on the sampling results Thursday. Seneca declined to reveal the nature of the contamination. He says EPA will sample the wells again in July.