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Article posted: 3/10/2013 4:03 PM

Cause of off-color, fetid water eludes Pa. town

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A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa.


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What causes clear, fresh country well water to turn orange or black, or smell so bad that it's undrinkable? Residents of a western Pennsylvania community have been trying for more than a year to get that question answered in their quest to get clean water back.Some of them say the water was spoiled by drilling deep underground for natural gas.
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