Pennsylvania Homeowners Sue Gas Driller over Water Well

July 13, 2011

A western Pennsylvania couple has sued a natural gas driller claiming its activities contaminated their water well.

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat reports that Chester and Edith Slesinger are suing T&F Exploration LP and T&F Operating Inc.

The couple claims leaks and discharges of drilling fluids and other substances have cost them use of the well on their Adams Township, Cambria County property. The suit says water quality tests found contamination.

The suit in county court says Chester Slesinger has been hauling water from a neighbor’s home since the test results came back. The Slesingers say they noticed problems in December 2009 when their morning coffee tasted salty and bitter.

A phone message left early Tuesday for T&F Exploration was not immediately returned.

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