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Vox Pop Hour 1 : Hydraulic Fracturing : 04/21/11


Albany, NY – Operators have lost control of a natural gas well in rural northern Pennsylvania, leading to a spill of fluids used in the drilling process. Bradford County emergency officials say thousands of gallons of tainted water have spilled from a Chesapeake Energy Corporation well site near Canton since early Wednesday. The deputy director of the county Emergency Management Agency tells The Associated Press the well was being hydraulically fractured when something went wrong. It's the focus of this edition of Vox Pop, with WAMC's Alan Chartock