Posted 6 years ago on Jan. 7, 2012, 8:33 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency abruptly changed its mind Saturday about delivering fresh water to residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania village where residential wells were found to be tainted by a natural gas drilling operation.
Only 24 hours after promising them water, EPA officials informed residents of Dimock that a tanker truck wouldn't be coming after all. The about-face left residents furious, confused and let down - and, once again, scrambling for water for bathing, washing dishes and flushing toilets.
Agency officials would not explain why they reneged on their promise, or say whether water would be delivered at some point.
"We are actively filling information gaps and determining next steps in Dimock. We have made no decision at this time to provide water," EPA spokeswoman Betsaida Alcantara said in an email to The Associated Press. READ MORE HERE: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/07/2578764/federal-agency-cancels-water-delivery.html
I would really like to understand why they cancelled.
Here is another article that says that says there was an apology for the mix up. http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/gas-drilling/no-water-deliveries-from-epa-families-say-1.1254673#axzz1ipMAvm54