- Associated Press - Thursday, August 28, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After years of delays and confusion Pennsylvaniais releasing details of 243 cases where regulators determined that oil or natural gas drilling or related activities ruined private drinking water wells.

The Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday released a link to the documents. The Associated Press and other news outlets have waged legal battles for several years seeking the records. DEP had previously released some documents to different news organizations, but had never released a comprehensive list.

The 243 cases from 2008 to 2014 include some where multiple water wells were impacted. The problems include methane gas contamination attributed to drilling, spills of wastewater and other pollutants, and wells that went dry or were otherwise undrinkable. Other complaints are still being investigated.

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