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EPA: Dimock water supplies 'merit further investga

Cabot test results of the residents' water supplies that had been marked confidential in litigation between the company and 11 of the affected families were released publicly in early December, after the EPA performed its preliminary review. Those tests, taken in August and September by a Cabot contractor, showed elevated levels of metals and bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, a plasticizer commonly called DEHP. They also detected other chemicals including glycols, which are used in antifreeze, surfactants, and 2-methoxyethanol, a solvent, in the drinking water wells.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 01:07 PM
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Re: EPA: Dimock water supplies 'merit further investga

So what happened to the earlier announcement by DEP, that Dimock residents were no longer required to be supplied an alternative water source?

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It's still in effect. These people are still having to get their own water trucked in for now.
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So essentially, EPA is attempting to "over rule" DEP and reopen this can of worms again.

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Re: EPA: Dimock water supplies 'merit further investga

Being that DEP based their decison on a 2010 COA and not on water testing results, I for one am glad to see the EPA intervene. Based on Cabot's testing, I would not use that water, would you?
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Re: EPA: Dimock water supplies 'merit further investga

why didn't the homeowners accept the offer of a water line from the local water authority?
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They did...
They are still pursuing that solution.
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Re: EPA: Dimock water supplies 'merit further investga

didnt they already take money from Cabot, I thought the settelement was for twice the asessed value of there home. Would this be above and behond the original settelment ?

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Being that DEP based their decison on a 2010 COA and not on water testing results, I for one am glad to see the EPA intervene. Based on Cabot's testing, I would not use that water, would you?
If you truly believe that the dep did not retest these folks water wells before the decision was made to stop water deliveries then you are more uninformed than I thought. There is no way dep would not take their own samples in such a high profile case.

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So essentially, EPA is attempting to "over rule" DEP and reopen this can of worms again.
Feds getting involved because the outcome is not what they wanted to see. There are still a few residents of carter road that will never be satisfied. The only issue in dimock from day one was methane, probably naturally occurring, but, since these were some of the first wells drilled there may have been some additional shallow gas disturbed and allowed to get into the individuals water wells. most of the folks up there KNOW that methane was always present in their water.
Now since the methane issue was fixed, the couple of residents that are complaining are bringing up new issues such as the "other" substances that are in their water wells. These were never mentioned in the original complaint and probably were there before any drilling occurred.

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