Wednesday, July 25, 2012

EPA Ending Water Deliveries In Dimock: Delivers Final Test Results To Homes

The EPA and its water deliveries are leaving Dimock.  The EPA announced today that it had delivered final test results to all homes, including to the 4 for which it had been supplying replacement water.

The press release states in part: "...EPA has determined that there are not levels of contaminants present that would require additional action by the Agency."

EPA sampling was conducted at 64 private water wells in Dimock.  EPA goes on to say: "Overall during the sampling in Dimock, EPA found hazardous substances, specifically arsenic, barium or manganese, all of which are also naturally occurring substances, in well water at five homes at levels that could present a health concern. In all cases the residents have now or will have their own treatment systems that can reduce concentrations of those hazardous substances to acceptable levels at the tap."

The press release provides no information about methane levels and comes notably not on a Friday during the afternoon.


  1. I for one was happy to get the hand delivered water test sample yesterday stating that our lithium levels were over the trigger. Since lithium is used in the treatment of insanity I am going to start drinking the water! I must be insane. I still await the day the truth comes out!

  2. Whenever I saw this headline, I instinctively grabbed my fishing rod and headed for the door. Made it half way to my car before someone informed me that it was not in fact 4:50 on a Friday afternoon...

    All kidding aside, this is wonderful vindication for the PA DEP. They did a heck of a job handling Dimock.