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October 14th, 2009:

Researcher Finds 270 Gas Drilling Accidents

American Energy Coalition - October 14th, 2009

New York State's depiction of a clean, tightly regulated natural gas industry just got a shot of muck in the eye, according to an article in the Press Sun & Bulletin, of Binghamton, N.Y. As the debate over the merits of Marcellus Shale development reaches a crescendo, an Ithaca researcher has culled a list of 270 files documenting wastewater spills, well contamination, explosions, methane migration and ecological damage related to gas production in the state since 1979. Walter Hang, president of Toxic Targeting, said his company publicly released the list to show regulation of the state's gas industry is "fundamentally inadequate."

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