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Pennsylvania Families File Fracking Lawsuit

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Three families from Washington County, Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit in Washington County common Pleas Court against Range Resources, Microbac Laboratories Inc. and Test America, as well as two individuals, and 12 Range supplies and subcontractors. The lawsuit alleges that Range and the water testing laboratories conspired to publish fraudulent water test reports saying their well water was good, when in fact it was contaminated, causing the plaintiffs health problems.

According to the lawsuit, Range was aware that the groundwater around the Yeager farm on McAdams Road in Amwell was contaminated by a leaking waste pit and fluid flowback impoundment in November 2010. The complaint says that Range told the plaintiffs that their water was safe to drink, bathe in, and to use for cooking. Yet, the lawsuit contends that farm animals were provided with the same water and many have become sick, and some have died. The plaintiffs allege they suffer health problems including nausea, dizziness, headaches, ear infections, nosebleeds, skin rashes, and numbness.

The lawsuit says that the full and complete water tests, which were never shown to residents around the Yeager site, but have since been subpoenaed from Range, show that the chemicals similar to those found in the flowback impoundment and drill cuttings pit have been found in water samples collected from nearby springs and wells.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified punitive damages and a jury trial. disclaimer: This article: Pennsylvania Families File Fracking Lawsuit was posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 8:29 pm at and is filed under Toxic Substances Lawsuits.

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