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Mr. Yoxtheimer said concerns about chemicals used in the fracking process have been “overblown.” Opponents contend that hundreds of chemicals are combined into a witch’s brew, destined to destroy clean drinking water.

But Range Resources’ website lists the four chemicals it mixes with water and sand for fracking. Those chemicals make up 0.14 percent of the fracking concoction, according to company officials.

Mr. Yoxtheimer said such openness is important, and the industry should be as transparent as possible going forward. He also said incidents like the Bradford County water contamination cannot be taken lightly, and companies must continue to improve their safety practices.