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Marcellus Shale industry issues statement regarding Post-Gazette article

The Marcellus Shale industry today issued the following statement regarding misleading and incorrect information featured in the Oct. 4 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, "Toxins tied to fish kill may have hitchhiked."


It is irresponsible and premature to speculate on the source or sources contributing to the aquatic condition of Dunkard Creek. The situation with the Dunkard Creek is unfortunate and deserves a thorough and proper investigation of possible causes. Why the Marcellus Shale industry is even mentioned in this article when there has not been Marcellus drilling activity anywhere near the upper reaches of Dunkard Creek where the algae was found is unwarranted and completely mischaracterizes the situation.

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